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Suriname - Culture

Suriname - Culture
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.19

     challenging words:    modern-day, trombone, saxophone, marches, jazz, choral, daily, mainly, hearing, traveled, history, life, trumpet, section, working, western
     content words:    South America, These Europeans, These Africans, In Kaseko

Suriname - Culture
By Ekaterina Zhdanova-Redman

1     Think about your daily life. What do you like most about it? Do you like getting out of bed? Going to school? Or do you like seeing your friends and family most? What about culture -- do you like hearing a favorite song or playing a favorite sport? Now imagine having to move thousands of miles away, unable to take anything with you. Think about what you would take, and how you would feel.
2     This happened to many Africans during the history of the Americas. European explorers created colonies in North, Central, and South America. These Europeans needed help working on farms in these new colonies. So they traveled to Africa, where they kidnapped many Africans. These Africans were shackled, put on ships, and brought to the Americas. There, they were forced to work.
3     This was true of Suriname. The Dutch rulers of Suriname brought slaves to work there. Some slaves fought against their "owners." Many revolted and ran away. They ran away from the European settlements deep into Suriname's rainforests. There, these free Africans formed colonies. These groups were called "Maroons," or "Bush Negroes."

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