The Registry

Fri, 02.09.1500 story

The Afro Bolivian Community, a story

*Afro Bolivians are celebrated on this date in 1500. They are Bolivian people of Sub-Saharan African heritage in South America. They are descendants of Black slaves who were brought to the Americas via the middle passage. “Afro Bolivian” also refers to historical or cultural elements in Bolivia that originate from their community. It can also refer […]

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Wed, 03.05.1924 story

Clara Ledesma Terrazas, Afro Dominican Artist born

*Clara Ledesma Terrazas was born on this date in 1924.  She was an Afro Dominican artist and teacher.   Clara Ledesma was born in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic.   She initially studied art under Yoryi Morel in his academy in that city. Ledesma later enrolled in the National School of Fine Arts in Santo […]

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Mon, 10.18.1880 story

Bonifacio Pinedo, Bolivian Royal born

*The birth of Bonifacio Pinedo is celebrated on this date in 1c 880. He was an Afro Bolivian king. This monarchy was one of the few traditional African kingdoms that have survived the changes of the middle passage and slavery. Born in the tropical regions of Yungas in Bolivia, he succeeded Uchicho, of Congo and Senegalese origin, and was brought as […]

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Thu, 02.19.1942 story

Julio Pinedo, Bolivian Royal born

*Julio Pinedo was born on this date in 1942. He is the ceremonial king of the Afro Bolivian community of the Nor Yungas province, Bolivia. He was crowned in 1992, over thirty years after the death of the previous king, his grandfather Don Bonifacio Pinedo. His position gained official recognition in 2007 when he was […]

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Wed, 01.24.1500 story

The Afro Uruguayan Community, a story

*Afro Uruguayans are celebrated on this date in 1500. They are Uruguayans of African descent. For most of the colonial period, the port of Buenos Aires (see Afro Argentines) served as the exclusive entry point for the middle passage in the Río de la Plata region. Slaves entering the port of Buenos Aires were then regularly shipped inland […]

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Thu, 03.01.1500 story

Zambo (the word), a definition

*Zambo (the word) is affirmed on this date in 1500. Zambo is a racial term historically used in the colonies of the Americas. It is a Spanish and Portuguese expression referring to people of mixed Indigenous and African ancestry. Occasionally in the 21st century, the term is used in the Americas to refer to persons of mixed […]

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