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stereoculturesociety:  CultureHISORY: Las Mulatas de Fuego, Havana, Cuba c. 1950s

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Master Dancer Susana A Pedroso Cuba www.theworlddance... #theworlddances #dance

Cuban Master Dancer Susana A Pedroso

"I WAS A SLAVE" This was Cuba. Slavery was not just in the U.S. Most places in North, Central and South America that had plantation economics relied heavily on slavery. Nor, for that matter, were all slaves from Africa. Nor were all slave holders white. Slavery is a universal curse. And it continues today.

"I WAS A SLAVE" Afro-Cuban Slave.my ancestry. Many forget that African slaves were taken to Cuban and other Caribbean and Latin American countries.

Two women on a shopping trip walk across a street in Havana, Cuba, 1947.Photograph by Melville B. Grosvenor

Two women on a shopping trip walk across a street in Havana, Cuba, 1947 Photograph by Melville B.

Valeria Perojo Frias, born in Pinar del Rio, Cuba in 1926. Photo circa 1940s. This is one of the first pictures I shared on VBG, found via Scott Schuman’s fantastic blog, The Sartorialist. It was submitted by Ms. Frias’s daughter, Ena Frias, and she provided this description to The Sartorialist:"This is my beautiful mother, Valeria Perojo Frias, born in Pinar del Rio, Cuba on March 23, 1926. This photograph was taken sometime in the mid to late 1940’s. I believe she was at a christening of a…

Valeria Perojo Frias, born in Pinar del Rio, Cuba in Photo circa Via The Sartorialist: This is my beautiful mother, Valeria Per.

Carlota: A enslaved African woman, took up the machete in 1843 to lead a slave uprising at the Triumvirato sugar mill in the Matanzas province of Cuba and was killed. She was one of the three leaders of the rebellion. Her name was later given to Cuba's Operación Carlota in Southern Africa in the mid-1980s, culminating in the famous battle of Cuito Cuanavale and the decisive defeat of the racist South African armed forces.

Charlotte, a slave woman, took up the machete in 1843 to lead a slave uprising at the Triumvirato sugar mill in Matanzas Province and was ki .

Blue Dancer (Yemaya)_Cuba 060  by James Emery (Hoyasmeg on flickr).  Taken in Vedado, Havana, CH, CU

Oh My Yemaya- Goddess of the Ocean. This Orisha has her feast day on September Photo - Blue Dancer (Yemaya) Cuba by James Emery licensed under CC

Marpessa Dawn. A great actress who many forgot, but who's performance in her first film, "Black Orpheus", is now a classic. wow!

Marpessa Dawn (January 1934 – August also known as Gypsy Marpessa Dawn Menor, was an American-born French actress, singer, and dancer, best remembered for her role in the film Black Orpheus

It was in 1970 that Carl Brashear finally attained the goal he had striven for through so many trialsome years. He was named Master Diver, the first African American in Navy history to do so.

Master Chief Petty Officer Carl Maxie Brashear was the first African American to become a U. Navy Master Diver, rising to the position in Cuba Gooding, Jr. would portray Brashear in the 2000 film ''Men of Honor''.

Buffalo Soldiers were members of an all-black regiment in the U.S. Army.   The 10th Cavalry was formed on September 21, 1866 at Fort Leavenworth and was the regiment that the Indians first called "buffalo soldiers."

*BUFFALO SOLDIERS~were members of an all-black regiment in the U. The Cavalry was formed on September 1866 at Fort Leavenworth and was the regiment that the Native Americans first called "buffalo soldiers.

Lucecita, musician and activist, was blacklisted from Puerto Rican television during the early 1970s for her refusal to whiten her appearance and for her support of revolutionary movements in Puerto Rico and Cuba (many Puerto Rican television stations were owned and staffed primarily by white cuban exiles). In response to the harsh criticism she drew due to her adoption of what was referred to by the Puerto Rican press as ‘the African look’, Lucecita released songs that [read more].

Lucecita (Luz Esther Benítez) – Musician and Activist.(Lucecita was blacklisted from Puerto Rican television during the early for her refusal to whiten her appearance and for her support of revolutionary movements in Puerto Rico and Cuba)

Carl Maxie Brashear (January 19, 1931 – July 25, 2006) was the 1st African American to become a U.S. Navy Master Diver, rising to the position in 1970. His life story is dramatized in the 2000 motion picture Men of Honor, in which he was portrayed by actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. Brashear enlisted in the U.S. Navy on Feb 25, 1948, shortly after the Navy had been desegregated by President Truman. He graduated from the U.S. Navy Diving & Salvage School 1954-1st African-American to attend & graduate.

July 2006 Carl Maxie Brashear was the first African American to become a United States Navy master diver. Brashear was born January 1931 in Tonieville, Kentucky. He enlisted in the U. Navy in He graduated from the Navy Diving & Salvage School in

image of White Irish sugar slaves, photographed in Barbados in Colonial times. As one writer stated, "Nowhere can we find a cinematic chronicle of the Whites who were beaten and killed in White slavery. Four-fifths (80%) of the White slaves sent to Britain’s sugar colonies in the West Indies did not survive their first year."

IRISH SLAVE TRADE: white slaves in the sugar plantations of Barbados. None of the Irish victims ever made it back to their homeland to describe their ordeal. These are the lost slaves; the ones that time and biased history books conveniently forgot.

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Tropicana Showgirls Havana 1954 photo by Foto Marcos

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