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El Yanga- Black is Beautiful 3

El Yanga, was a maroon in Veracruz Mexico. Over the centuries many of the Africans enslaved all across the Americas and in the caribbean rebelled, escaped, or fled their captors. Gaspar Yanga or “El Yanga” was one of those who rebelled and established a maroon society in Mexico which survived many years, with countless Africans escaping and fleeing to its stronghold. His maroon society was so strong the Spanish tried to get him to negotiate and they fought back. Please share Gaspar Yanga’s story and look for his statue that todays stands in Veracruz.

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