Archive | March, 2012
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Afro-Cuban Jazz: Bringing Cultures Together

By Efrain Nieves To write about Afro-Latin Jazz one must consider the influence from Jazz musicians of the United States. Nonetheless, when both distinct sounds fused, they created history that will forever connect Africa, the Caribbean and the U.S. It started with the father of Afro-Cuban Jazz,  trumpeter Mario Bauzá. From the beginning the Cuban musician had talent attending the […]

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Dr. Ricardo E. Alegría: Father of Modern Puerto Rican Archaeology

by Efrain Nieves Dr. Ricardo E. Alegría Gallardo was born on April 14, 1921 in San Juan Puerto Rico. His father,  José S. Alegría, was vice president and co-founder of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party and taught him to love his history and culture. Alegría first studied at the University of Puerto Rico and found Alpha Beta Chi fraternity in 1941. After […]

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Martin Luther King Jr Begins March from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama

One of the most pivotal events in African-American history was the march led by Martin Luther King Jr. from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Here is a timeline as written on history.com: In the name of African-American voting rights, 3,200 civil rights demonstrators, led byMartin Luther King Jr., begin a historic march from Selma, Alabama, to the state […]

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