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There is a long tradition of black resistance in the Netherlands. An important role has been played by the Vereniging Ons Suriname ('Society Our Surinam'), which is celebrating its centenary this year. Based on documents from The Black Archives, various speakers reveal the many connections between Surinamese-Dutch activists and the artistic Afro-American Harlem Renaissance movement of the 1920s. Hear stories about writers Langston Hughes and Claude McKay and dancer and actress Josephine Baker and their connections to Ons Suriname. Includes Jessica de Abreu and Mitchell Esajas, co-founders of The Black Archives and New Urban Collective.

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