New TED Ed Video Explores The Dark History of Zombies


If you’ve ever been interested in the origin and history of zombies, TED-Ed has released a fascinating video called, “The Dark History of Zombies,” and it gives a wonderful rundown of everything you’d want to know about zombies!

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.

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