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African Presence in Mexico

April 17, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Sunday, April 17, 3 pm

Community Meeting Room

Evanston Public Library

Main Library

Africa has had a long and extensive influence in Latin America, particularly in Mexico. From Yanga, the leader of the first successful slave revolt, to some of Mexico’s most famous heroes of independence, the African presence cannot be denied. Paulina Nava of the National Museum of Mexican Art  will trace the Moorish influence of Spain, to the African Diaspora in the Americas, and highlight some of Mexico’s forgotten history. This lecture corresponds to the National Museum of Mexican Art’s 2006 national touring exhibition,The African Presence, and is part of the Big Read and Latino Americans 500 grant projects.



Evanston Public Library
1703 Orrington Ave
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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