Afrimonths

Months in the African Cultural Calendar

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Afrimonth: Quilombo

Quilombo

August 28 to September 26

Quilombos were found throughout the Western Hemisphere, especially in South America. In other places they were called Maroons' society. Quilombos are example of African resistance throughout the diaspora. The term itself is an African word and may be considered one of the first African words planted in the diaspora. They were organized settlements of Africans who rejected assimilation and refused to be enslaved.

Afrimonth: Tubman

Tubman

September 27 to October 26

The afrimonth Tubman is named in honour of Harriet Tubman, Queen Mother of the Underground Railroad. Harriet Tubman was born around 305 otd and she freed herself from slavery. She was disappointed that there were no one in freedom to welcome her; so she returned to slavery to free her people from bondage. Harriet Tubman led hundreds people to freedom in the North and Canada. During the Civil War, Harriet served the Union troops as a cook, scout, spy and nurse. After the war, she established an old-age home for African-Americans. Ever the Queen Mother, she looked after her people in both slavery and freedom. She has been called "Moses to Her People" but Harriet Tubman was "Queen Mother", in the true sense and meaning of that role.