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African Diaspora in Latin America

The term African Diaspora refers to the communities of persons throughout the world who descend from African peoples. The Atlantic Slave Trade forced more than 10 million Africans to the New World, with vast numbers relocated to present day Latin America and the Caribbean. Brazil alone received almost 5 million. The African diaspora continues to this day to shape and enrich the social, economic, and cultural realities of Latin America.

For more information on Diaspora studies, please visit the CLAS sponsored Voices from Our America site.

Lesson Plans

PDF Fort Mose Education Packet
PPT Slavery in the Dominican Republic

CLAS Resources

Book Afro-Latin America: 1800-2000
DVD Black in Latin America (2011)
Book Black Society in Spanish Florida
DVD Favela Rising (Brazil, 2005)
Book Fort Mose: Colonial America
Book Nina Bonita (Brazil)
DVD Race (Raza): A Cuban Documentary in Colors (2008)
Book The Atlantic Slave Trade: Second Edition
Book The History of Cuba
Book The Kingdom of This World

CLAS Workshop Presentations

PPT Cuba: Black History Month Presentation
PPT The Afro-Caribbean Diaspora in Panama