Easter is a special time in the Caribbean. People from around the world travel to the islands to celebrate this holiday with islanders. The characteristically warm time of the year is filled with local traditions that are both religious and secular. Below are 5 traditions that make for a hallmark Caribbean Easter.
- Tignon Laws: The dreadful rule that banned black women from displaying their hair
- Idubor, the giant warrior prince of Benin who could uproot palm trees with his bare hands
- The Black Jew from Barbados who worked with Garvey and composed the UNIA anthem
- Sylvia Robinson, the little-known mother of hip-hop who put out the first-ever rap record
- How the last and only black queen of Hawaii was overthrown by the U.S. in the 1800s