Graffiti at a cemetery in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, depicts images of the religious folk figures Baron Samedi and Grann Brigit, both related to the voodoo religion. "Voodoo is a very important part of Haitian life. Americans often just dismiss it as superstition or witchcraft," said UK history professor Jeremy Popkin, who teaches a class about Haiti.
Graffiti at a cemetery in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, depicts images of the religious folk figures Baron Samedi and Grann Brigit, both related to the voodoo religion. "Voodoo is a very important part of Haitian life. Americans often just dismiss it as superstition or witchcraft," said UK history professor Jeremy Popkin, who teaches a class about Haiti. ASSOCIATED PRESS
Graffiti at a cemetery in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, depicts images of the religious folk figures Baron Samedi and Grann Brigit, both related to the voodoo religion. "Voodoo is a very important part of Haitian life. Americans often just dismiss it as superstition or witchcraft," said UK history professor Jeremy Popkin, who teaches a class about Haiti. ASSOCIATED PRESS

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December 04, 2010 12:00 AM

Misconceptions about voodoo abound

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