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African spirits in the us

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Social Studies High School

Relics of African Slaves

An African spirit bundle—a group of items believed to have spiritual power wrapped in cloth— was found in Annapolis, Maryland in 2008. It dates back to the early 18th century. This public radio story examines what the bundle was for and who may have put it there. It hung at a crossroads, which in the Yourba tradition is a place of great danger.

US History I Ancient Civilization Colonialism Imperialism

Story Length: 2:30

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Unquiet History, distributed by PRX

AIR DATE: 11/07/2008

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