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Drapetomania/RunAway Slave

Drapetomania was a conjectural mental illness that, in 1851, American physician Samuel A. Cartwright hypothesized to cause Black slaves to flee captivity. It has since been debunked as pseudoscience and part of the edifice of scientific racism. Drapetomania is a term that derived in the slave days and was used to describe the "disease" in which the symptoms were "a slave that was addicted to attempting escape or escaping slavery..."  This is OUR album and song describing the disease. Hopefully one day, it will become contagious among us.


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