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A Perfect Equality Seemed to Reign: Slave Society and Jonkonnu

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Sometime before 1824, the slave celebration of Jonkonnu spread to North Carolina from the Caribbean Islands. Jonkonnu is a unique Christmas celebration in which elaborate costumes are worn and distinctive dances are danced to celebrate the holiday. The tradition was transplanted to America with Caribbean slaves and became a custom in black communities until about 1900 when it was abandoned by African-Americans.
North Carolina Historical Review (NoCar F251 .N892), Vol. 65 Issue 2, Apr 1988, p127-153 , il, por, f