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Afro-Panamanian academic and writer

Chronicling the arrival of our African Ancestors to Panama

Highlighting the lives and contributions of political leaders of African descent during the different historical periods

Enslaved Africans

The book begins by chronicling the arrival of enslaved Africans to Panama in the early 16th century and their experiences during the pre-colonial and colonial eras of the country’s history.

West Indian laborers

Of great interest are the chapters dedicated to the experiences of the West Indian laborers who immigrated to Panama for the construction of the Transisthmian Railroad and the Panama Canal, which constitutes an important part of the book.

African ancestry

The last chapter concludes with recommendations for future action by individuals and organizations that promote greater visibility, respect, and opportunities for people of African ancestry in the Republic of Panama.

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