Thanks for tuning into my #CarnivalEmancipation Week posts and videos from July 25 to August 1st. This was a fun and reflective time. I stand on the shoulders of my ancestors who persevered and overcame a lot.
I selected this spiritual to accompany the video because it’s one I adore and this particular version as I find it moving.
I also edited and added an old video to include my books that address #Carnival, #Emancipation, and #UndergroundRailroad.
Posted @withregram • @nadialhohn_author August 1 is Emancipation Day!
On this day in 1834, enslaved Africans in Jamaica 🇯🇲 (my ancestors) and all over the British Empire were liberated from slavery. We still celebrate this day all across Canada, the UK, the Caribbean, former British colonies, and diaspora through Carnivals, parades, songs, picnics, and festivities. 🇨🇦 🇬🇧 🇿🇦 🇬🇾 🇧🇸 🇹🇹 🇯🇲 🇰🇳 🇦🇬 🇩🇲 🇱🇨
Emancipation Day is equivalent to the African-American celebration of #Juneteenth.
My books in the video are:
The others are:
- C is for Carnival by @author_ytm
- Playin' Mas" A Carnival ABC by #dirkmclean
- To Carnival: A Celebration in St. Lucia by @baptistepaul77
- HOME by @travellingfeetbooks
- Adria the Carnival Princess by @adriaadventures @thekiddiesclub
- AlphaFete by #JustinaPredelus
- Keman's First Carnival by #YolandaTMarshall
- I Am the Midnight Robber by @danielostudios
- Blood 🩸Like Magic by @lisellesambury
Celebrate by reading these Carnival-themed picture books by Caribbean-descended authors. For more ideas, read Yolanda’s recent article in the @caribbeancameranow.
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