A celebration of the Black Heritage Diaspora in the Latin America and the Carribean

What is the concept of Diaspora?

In the Caribbean and Latin America, the concept of diaspora refers to the dispersion of people of African descent who were forcibly brought to South America, The Caribbean, Spain, Italy, and the United States during the transatlantic slave trade. This diaspora has resulted in vibrant Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latin American communities, contributing significantly to the region’s cultural diversity. The majority of their ancestors originated from West Africa, particularly regions such as the Senegambia, Guinea Coast, and the Central West Coast, where enslaved individuals were taken from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Where are they now?

The modern African diaspora in the Caribbean and Latin America is spread across various countries and regions in these areas. Countries with significant Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latin American populations include: