This week's blog pic….. Beyond Africa: Mexico part II – Cozumel & Progeso/Yuacatan.
What is the history of African diaspora in Mexico?
The island of Cozumel was discovered by Juan de Grijalva, a Spanish conquistador, in 1518. When Hernan Cortes, another Spanish conquistador who famously led an expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec Empire came to the island on his way to conquer Teotihuacan (of now Mexico City) in 1519, he brought with him the first Africans from the island of Cuba.
For more in this interesting piece of history: https://familytravelafrica.com/beyond-africa-mexico-two-ways-the-folk-art-and-mythic-on-land-and-sea-part-ii/2021/01/beyond-africa/29/