The racial mix that many people think of in Latin America is White European Spanish with First Nation Peoples. That is only a fraction of the story. Afro-Latinos are important in their contributions to history and culture throughout the Americas. Here are 15 examples:
1738: Black Freedom Fort Built in Florida
Afro-Chileans Hidden in Plain Sight
Ilia Calderon’s Timely Autobiography
Maria From Sesame Street Writes a Stellar YA Novel
Miriam Jiménez Román on Afro-Latin@ History
Rafaela Herrera Defeats the British Navy
7 Ways South American Christmas Differs
Throwback Thursday: San José, Costa Rica
West Side Story Reborn; Rita Moreno Executive Producer
Who Was the First Black President of the Americas?
Who Was the First Free Black Man in The Americas?
Who Was the Last Black Governor of California?