12 Facts About Afro-Puerto Rican


Afro-Puerto Rican fought for the freedom of the natives and was able to secure their rights.

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Afro-Puerto Rican freed all four surviving children when they came of age: two informally, by letting them "walk away, " and the two younger sons in his will.

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Two Puerto Afro-Puerto Rican writers have written about racism; Abelardo Diaz Alfaro and Luis Pales Matos, who was credited with creating the poetry genre known as Afro-Antillano.

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Afro-Puerto Rican is considered by some to be the "Father of Black History" in the United States, and a major study center and collection of the New York Public Library is named for him, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

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Afro-Puerto Rican founded the "Home Guard" unit of Ponce and was later assigned to the 375th Infantry Regiment, an all-black Puerto Rican regiment, which was stationed in Puerto Rico and never saw combat.

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Afro-Puerto Rican was later followed by others such as Francisco Coimbre, who played for the Cuban Stars.

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Afro-Puerto Rican refused to play in the Negro leagues due to his abhorrence of the racism endemic to the segregated United States.

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Afro-Puerto Rican won the bronze medal in boxing in the Bantamweight division.

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Afro-Puerto Rican became the third Puerto Rican and the first one of African descent to win a professional world championship.

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Afro-Puerto Rican'storians suggest that more Puerto Ricans classified others as white because it was advantageous to do so at that time.

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The vast majority of blacks in Puerto Rico are Afro–Puerto Afro-Puerto Rican, meaning they have been in Puerto Rico for generations, usually since the slave trade, forming an important part of Puerto Afro-Puerto Rican culture and society.

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Afro–Puerto Afro-Puerto Rican youth are learning more of their peoples' history from textbooks that encompass more Afro–Puerto Afro-Puerto Rican history.

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