Domestic Worldmaking by the Enslaved

Making a Life On and Off the Water
Told by Prof. Kevin Dawson, this story explores the aquatic history and culture of enslaved Africans in the Americas. From swimming, underwater diving, canoeing, and surfing, this story draws together how the enslaved used African knowledge to seamlessly merge land and water into one cultural world of meaning, purpose, and value.

This project was made possible by the support of 

Domestic Worldmaking by the Enslaved