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Maroon Struggle in Colombia

The struggle for freedom was an historical constant among Black people; the history of the Colombian national struggle for freedom drew inspiration from Black people's efforts to gain liberty. To meet their objective, African slaves enacted different forms of resistance, such as going on hunger strikes,jumping overboard from slave ships on the voyage to the Americas, committing suicide and infanticide, poisoning Spaniards, running away from plantations and into the forests and directly confronting colonists.

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