1Raymond Huerta = "Vodou is an African diasporic religion practiced by the Haitian masses. It consists of serving the lwas (spirits) and was primarily a means to resist and adapt to slavery. Voodoo is the American adaption of the religion that has been spun to benefit white Americans. It became popularized during the Marine occupation during 1915-1934 turning the religion into a sort of dark magic that is concerned with zombie, dolls and malevolent spirits.
Karen McCarthy Brown. Mama Lola: A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn