Edgar Enrique Renteria (1975- )

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" Major League Baseball shortstop Edgar Renteria is Colombia’s most successful player in U.S. baseball history as well as its most prominent athlete of African descent. During his 16 years in the U.S. major leagues he played for seven different teams. Renteria … Read MoreEdgar Enrique Renteria (1975- )

The Chota Valley, Ecuador (1533– )

The Children of the Chota Valley “Image Ownership: Public Domain” The Chota Valley is located in Ecuador, spanning the provinces of Carchi, Esmeraldas, and Imbabura in the Northwest corner of the country along the border with Colombia. The Valley has ten to fifteen villages with … Read MoreThe Chota Valley, Ecuador (1533– )

Afro-Uruguay: A Brief History

In the following account University of Pittsburgh historian George Reid Andrews provides an introduction to the history of the population of African ancestry in Uruguay. When we think of the great nations of the African diaspora—Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, the United States—the South American republic of … Read MoreAfro-Uruguay: A Brief History