Black History Month – Vicente Guerrero and The Mascogos of Coahuila

Black History Month – Vicente Guerrero and The Mascogos of Coahuila

During his short role as president of Mexico (indeed the first president in North America with black ancestry), Vicente Guerrero officially abolished slavery in Mexico, in 1829; this partly prompted slave-holding Texans to fight for independence from Mexico, achieved in 1836. Over those years, Black Seminoles were forced to a Journey from Georgia, the Carolinas and Florida, until they reached El Nacimiento, Coahuila, Mexico, in 1852 ... click on title for more

Black History Month – Bean’s Old World Sisters

Black History Month – Bean’s Old World Sisters

Common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris), were cultivated in the Americas with corn and squash, forming the strong agricultural and nutritional "three sisters"; with the influence of West African culture, the common bean adopted its culinary sisters from the Old World: white rice and fried plantain ... click on title for more

Black History Month – Afro-Mexicans

Black History Month – Afro-Mexicans

From the onset of European explorations in the Caribbean islands and Mexican soil in the late 15th century, some African nationals or their descendants in the Iberian peninsula, participated not only as slaves, but also as auxiliaries to Spanish and Portuguese explorers, or as part of the crew.  Once the conquest campaigns begun in the early 16th Century, there is documented evidence of black conquistadores of African descent, such as Juan Garrido ... click on title for more