Theirs is a unique and unknown history that sadly many people are unaware of, especially the two groups of people who need to learn of them the most: Black Americans and Mexican-Americans.
I have known of the Afro-Mexicans for over 20 years, and their history should be championed and given to the world.
With the strained relationships that exist now between Afro-Americans and Mexican Americans, many people in both groups do not realize that there was a time when relationships between black and brown were positive with the coalitions between blacks and browns dating back centuries. But, with some gang warfare (California) and ethnic tensions (all across America) that is occurring between Latinos and blacks, many people would think that blacks and Latinos never had a history of solidarity together.
From the ancient Africans who journeyed to Mexico before the coming of Columbus, from the days of slavery, when slaves…
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