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Posts Tagged with "Spanish ethnic roots"

Problems with the recent exhibit, ‘African Presence in Mexico’

September 16, 2009

The exhibit focused on Afro-Mexicans from the time when the ex-enslaved African Yanga in 1609 led a successful revolt against the Spanish and founded the first free town. But it grossly omitted the African presence and influence in Mexico for thousands of years, dating back to the period of the Olmec civilization around 1000 BCE.

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