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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They remained there virtually unmolested by Spanish authorities for nearly 40 years. The most beautiful girl in the world has been found in Nigeria and she is 5 years old What is that on your face?

Gaspar Yanga: The slave from Gabon who dared to revolt in Mexico and won

Five decades later inafter the Mexican independence, Gaspar Yanga was recognized as a hero of Mexico thanks to Vicente Riva Palacio, the grandson of the Afro-Mexican President Vicente Guerrero, who gathered the first vaspar about him. Retrieved 25 October All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from June Wikipedia articles needing page number citations from December As he became President,he ordered an immediate abolition of gaspqr on September 16 of AroundYanga led a band of slaves in escaping to the highlands near Veracruz.


These maroon troops were led by Francisco de la Matosaan Angolan. Upon the approach of the Spanish troops, Yanga sent terms of peace via a captured Spaniard.

Views Read Edit View history. InSpanish authorities sent a well-armed militia to defeat Yanga and his palenque but were defeated. The largest was located in Brazil. Though it is poorly documented, we know palenque life was simple: I enjoyed your information on Gaspar Yanga.

The Olmec controlled this region during its empire over gapsar region BC to BCwhich included the jurisdiction of the current nation of Mexico. A Continent in a Dilemma of Unanswered Questions.

gaspaf Visit the New Mask Museum in Acapulco. Yanga’s early palenques would turn into decades-long resistance against colonial Spain. The greatist cover up in history is starting to unravel before our eyes. Encyclopedia of Slave Resistance and Rebellion.

This was based largely on an gzspar by historian Vicente Riva Palacio. He is known for successfully resisting a Spanish attack on the colony in Unknown April 15, at 8: A fundamental problem is that Mexico has hardly presented Yanga as a protagonist in its national narratives.


In addition, Yanga said this proposed district would return any slaves who might flee to it. Greetings, I’m happy to stumble upon your blog.

Not keeping up with technology is an excellent path to becoming a slave. Bill, you also have a great blog with a wealth of information about Africans in Spanish-speaking countries. Ina settlement was signed and agreed upon by both sides.

Yanga knew about the Olmec tradition and looked for this area because he knew he would be safe with yangaa of his color.

Black History Heroes: Gaspar Yanga and Blacks in Mexico: African Slave Revolt in Veracruz

Despite Mexico being located between the major African-slave-holding nations of Brazil and the U. Happens to the best of humans. The first small African palenque was formed thereafter. Maria Valdez September 12, at 8: Farida Dawkins is a blogger, video content creator and staff writer at Face2Face Africa. This should be part of Black History here in America.