The Dark History of Zombies - Christopher M. Moreman

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John Horgan
by TED-Ed
published on 16 November 2023

Trace the origins of zombies from the Afro-Haitian religion of vodou, and discover how zombification was a reflection of slavery.



Zombies have a distinct lineage— one that traces back to Equatorial and Central Africa. For three centuries, African people were enslaved and brought to the Caribbean Islands. There, a religion known as vodou developed, along with the belief that a person’s soul can be captured and stored, becoming a body-less zombie. Christopher M. Moreman uncovers the true origins of the undead.

Lesson by Christopher M. Moreman, directed by Kaspar Jancis.

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