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They asked God to protect and forgive them.

These are never-before-seen documents from the Malê slave revolt in Brazil, 1835. They document the spiritual struggles of the West African Muslim slaves who fought to regain their independence on the 27th of Ramadan. The documents reveal a commitment to preserving and embodying their religious knowledge despite the intense oppression. Though the revolt ultimately failed, it is remembered as one of the most significant slave uprisings in the history of the Americas Many of these letters between key figures in the uprising include powerful prayers, asking for freedom and forgiveness.   To Read More:

Du’as of the Enslaved: The Malê Slave Rebellion in Bahía, Brazil