[Religion in Jamaica]

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Nettleford, Rex, Lecture


Rex Nettleford

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Martin Luther King Fellows In Black Religious Studies, Inc. Collection

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This recording features a presentation on Jamaican religion. In the presentation there is a discussion of Africa and Jamaicans of African descent. Slavery and slave rebellions in Jamaica are also part of the presentation, including a discussion on Rastafarians.

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00:00:04 Audio begin with an unidentified man discussing gas prices.

00:01:15 Talks about Jamaicans as a religious people and of African descent.

00:06:43 Talks about the factor of numbers playing an important role in reinforcing the primacy of the civilization of Europe over the civilization of Africa.

00:08:19 Talks about the history of slave rebellions in Caribbean and Jamaica.

00:18:17 Talks about Blacks making do with what they had.

00:24:32 Talks about how from the very beginning, European nations involved in slavery had a consciousness about slavery.

00:27:06 Discusses and defines the Rastafarians.

00:38:43 Talks about revivalism in Jamaica.

01:01:42 Talks about tradition of Warner’s in Jamaica and those who receive visions.

01:32:53 Audio ends.


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