Black in Latin America - Mexico and Peru: A Hidden Race
February 25 - February 25 2016 7:00PM
LA Plaza presents Black in Latin America - Mexico and Peru: A Hidden Race, one of the four-part series on the influence of African descent on Latin America from renowned Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Professor Gates explores the almost unknown history of the significant numbers of black people brought to Mexico and Peru as early as the 16th and 17th centuries, and the worlds of culture that their descendants have created in Veracruz on the Gulf of Mexico, the Costa Chica region on the Pacific, and in and around Lima, Peru.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Toni-Mokjaetji Humber
Dr. Toni-Mokjaetji Humber received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology from California State University, Los Angeles, a Masters in Education from Loyola Marymount University, and her Doctorate in Sociolinguistics from Howard University. She is a professor in the Ethnic and Women's Studies Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Her research interests focus on African and African American culture and history, Ebonics and its educational implications, as well as ethnic studies, sociolinguistics, and inter-cultural communication.
Black in Latin America - Mexico and Peru: A Hidden Race is a production of Inkwell Films, Wall to Wall Productions and THIRTEEN in association with WNET.