Afro-Mexicans have great and rich History. After the fall of Al-Andalus. The Moors and Sephardi Jews fled from persecution in masses and settled in Mexico. Other Afro-Mexicans got kidnapped and sold into slavery. Eventually they fought or paid for themselves to get out of slavery. These men became Conquistadors, Explorers,
Architectors Businessmen, and Revolutionaries. In 1829 Mexico elected Vicente Guerrero as the first African President in America. In 1845 Californios elected Pio Pico as the first African Governor in America. When the US demanded Mexico send African slaves back, Mexico replied, ‘there are no slaves in Mexico, there are only Mexican citizens.’
LSlave owners would then hire bounty hunters to try to steal them back, but Mexico fought and killed to protect them! Just look at these photos from the Mexican Independence, Mexican-American War, Franco-Mexican War, and Mexican Revolutionary war.
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