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Provost Ben Vinson

Provost Ben Vinson lll discusses new research into slave revolt in Panama, first in the New World

A new discovery puts Panama as the site of the first successful slave rebellion
Smithsonian Magazine: Provost and Executive Vice President Ben Vinson III discussed new research into what is believed to be the site of the first slave revolt in the New World, upending conventional wisdom about enslaved Africans in the Americas. “This exceptional work has engineered new pathways for teaching about rebellion, as well as understanding how peace was brokered, and how different imperial aims created space for African resistance,” he said.