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University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA 90095-9000)
George Ellis (Project Director: April 1977 to present)

Black Art in the New World--The Maroons of Suriname

To prepare an interpretive publication, directed toward the general adult public, which will focus on the Museum of Cultural History's Collection of Afro-American art and material culture from the Maroons "Bush Negroes" of Suriname, South America. By examining the Maroons, the only group of runaway slaves in the New World who succeeded in establishing viable independent societies, the museum expects to demonstrate the cultural impact and the contributions of Blacks in the New World and to illustrate the process of reconstructing the history of continuities and change in Afro-American culture.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Museums and Historical Organizations, Humanities Projects in

Public Programs

Total amounts:
$21,837 (approved)
$21,837 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/1977 – 6/30/1978