Join The Gist of Freedom with guest host, author William Katz! and Maroon Descendant Pompey Fixico!
"The successful Maroon Day organizer, Excellency Dr. Ambassador Fidelia Grand-Galon, invited Pompey Fixico and the other delegates to Suriname, a country of half a million people and 120,000 maroon descendants of enormous ethnic diversity. The 2015 National Celebration of Maroon Day recognizes the 255th Anniversary celebration of the “Peace Treaty” signed in 1760 by the Dutch Colonizers in favor of the Maroons, who won their Freedom from the Dutch oppressors through arduous combat and also won the land that they resided on." See front page of my website, below.
William Katz, the authoer of Black Indians, will speak to Mr. Fixico about the Maroon role as Black Indian freedom-fighters and about what they accomplished in the Americas, the role of women as Maroons leaders and The Maroon gathering.
photo [l-R] Pompey Fixico, who was chosen to represent the North American Maroon; Her Excellency Dr. Ambassador Fidelia Grand-Galon; and Jeremy Peretz, a California doctoral students, who made a video of the event.
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