Feb. 9, 2023

Gaspar Yanga

Gaspar Yanga

Usually when discussing the enslavement of Africans, the United States immediately comes to mind and many, don't even think about Latin America. The trafficking of enslaved Black people in Mexico was thriving, especially from 1509 to 1619. In that time period, at least 120,000 enslaved were trafficked to Mexico. Of course, as with all oppression, there were uprisings and revolts. One successful revolt was that of Gaspar Yanga, who escaped enslavement, into the mountains, of Veracruz.  He stayed there, welcoming other escaped formerly enslaved Africans and they formed Yanga. They called themselves Yanguicos.

On today's episode, Crisina tells Carmen about Gaspar Yanga and the Yanguicos.

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