7 Unexpected Travel Destinations to Learn About the African Diaspora

12 Jan

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After studying abroad in Argentina for several months where black people are few and far between and the porteños point, stare, and want to touch your skin because it’s much darker than their own, I was desperate to find a face that looked like mine. There weren’t many in Buenos Aires, other than the study abroad students like myself and a few Brazilians here and there. However, I did find blackness in the mammy figurines in a few restaurant kitchen windows. This made me curious about the countries past and relationship with people of African descent.

Since then, when traveling to a new place, I’m always on the lookout for black history. Whether we see immigrants, descendants of slaves or historical artifacts, black travelers can land on almost any continent and find hints of people of African descent.

Here are a few unlikely places to look… read more here. 

Hey friends. This post was originally published on Blavity. Read the rest there.

This post was originally published on Blavity, read the full text there. Hope you enjoy!
Photo courtesy of  Whatsername? via flickr.

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3 Responses to “7 Unexpected Travel Destinations to Learn About the African Diaspora”

  1. Mr. Militant Negro January 12, 2016 at 2:15 PM #

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

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  2. Moritz January 12, 2016 at 9:14 AM #

    Very interesting post! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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