Review of Black History Flashcards, Vol 5: Afro-Latino / Caribbean
By Julia Lopez
Posted on 20.11.2019
Afro-Latinos from Puerto Rico, past and present not included! Here are just a few examples: Roberto Clemente-first Latin American to be selected and the only current Hall of Famer for whom the mandatory five-year waiting period was waived, Piri Thomas-Writer & Author of 'Down These Mean streets, Marta Moreno Vega-Founder of the Caribbean Cultural Center in NYC, Julia de Burgos- Puerto Rican poet and advocate of Puerto Rican independence movement, served in the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party, a civil rights activist for women and African/Afro-Caribbean writers, Jean Michel-Basquiat-Puerto Rican-Haitian artist-5/18/17 at a Sotheby's auction, a 1982 painting by Basquiat set a new record high for any American artist at auction selling for $110.5 million, Angela Bofill-Jazz and R&B singer, Tego Calderon-Reggaton artist , Maritza Correia-first Afro-Puerto Rican to be on the USA Olympic swimming team. And many more...