Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Brazilian, and Afro-American religions


Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Brazilian, and Afro-American religions

Religions among persons of African ancestry in the Caribbean, Brazil, and U.S. These include Haitian vodun, the Jamaican Rastafarian movement, Santería, and Candomblé and other Macumba sects in Brazil. Similarly syncretistic religions appeared in the U.S. during the era of slavery. The Nation of Islam combines black nationalism with an unorthodox version of Islam. Black Protestant churches (especially Baptist and Pentecostal) have imported some forms of lively worship from Africa.

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