African Diaspora in Maine
What does it mean to be a member of the African Diaspora? Through conversations with African American and Black community members and others, we have learned that diaspora means any people living outside of their homeland. So, the Japanese Diaspora represents individuals of Japanese heritage living outside of Japan. MOOSE uses African Diaspora as an inclusive umbrella term to include African-Americans, Blacks, and People of Color whose people were brought to British North American as part of the middle passage Atlantic slave trade and those from sub-Saharan Africa who have entered America in various ways since then.