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Slave vs. Enslaved

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The organization Historic Hudson Valley describes the African-American celebration of Pinkster in an exemplary way. It avoids the use of the word slave and instead uses terms such as enslaved people, enslaved Africans, and captives. It’s a subtle yet powerful means of affirming that slavery is not an inherent condition, but rather one imposed from outside. This is part of a complete episode.

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