Spain (present-day Mexico), in , Gaspar Yanga led the escape of his fellow slaves into nearby mountains. There they lived for nearly 40 years, arming and. The heritage of Africans in Mexico after Christopher Columbus is a rarely explored topic in the history books of the Americas. Gaspar Yanga is one of the. Not keeping up with technology is an excellent path to becoming a slave. Happens to the best of humans. It happened to Gaspar Yanga, and.

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Get updates Get updates. As he became President,he ordered an immediate abolition of slavery on September 16 of Inthe colonial government of what we now call Mexico took action. Look at this video from Black History Heroes.

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AroundYanga led a band of slaves in escaping to the highlands near Veracruz. Mexico is documented as having the second largest population of African slaves. Neal October 16, at 8: The region where the Maroons inhabited…Atlanta Black Star. In response, Spanish troops marched out of Puebla gunning for Yanga.


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The most important legacy of black Yanga is freedom. The influential Riva Palacio was also a novelist, short story writer, military general, and mayor of Mexico City.

Descendants of the Veracruz palenques say that Yanga was royalty from Gabon. Yanga, in turn, promised to serve and pay tribute to the Spanish crown.

Brought to Mexico in chains, Gaspar Yanga and his followers staged a bloody rebellion

Africa and the Americas. Curtis February 29, at 3: Visit the New Mask Museum yanha Acapulco. Unknown April 15, at 8: Not keeping up with technology is an excellent path to becoming a slave. I had heard stories about Yanga, but the information you provided was much more informative.

These colonies were called maroon because they were made up of African yabga who escaped from slavery in the Americas and formed independent settlements or joined with the indigenous people. I really enjoyed this blog.


Continue sharing yajga wealth of information. This page was last edited on 23 Octoberat This painting by Aydee Rodriquez, a renowned artist from the Costa Chica area gaapar Yanga with the chains of slavery, a sword for the fight for freedom, and a book for education and liberty. This town is the birthplace of freedom. I have enjoyed my recent studies and findings of great African exploits in our world history, we have great military leaders such as ‘Hannibal Barca of late BC to to the great strategist of Queen Lamina of Nigeria.

They lived unbothered for 30 years. Maria Valdez September 12, at 8: In the late s he found in Inquisition archives accounts of Yanga and of the Spanish yangq against him, as well as the later agreement.

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