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Zombification (AMS179)

Driving home today from class I thought about the fact that 1) here we are in the middle of Black History Month (can somebody tell me why BHM is in February, the shortest month of the year?) having just completed a barnstorming tour of blackface minstrelsy and 2) we’ve begun a unit on zombies while Haiti, whose folk legends gave birth to that odd figure, lies in ruins.

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