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Photo courtesy of  http://www.powhatanmuseum.com/Anacaona.html. Detail of Anacona.  
This sculpture was made from cherry 
wood, wisteria vines, gold leaf, conch 
shell and Amazon parrot feathers.

Anacaona, India de Raza Cautiva

Anacaona, meaning Golden Flower, was born in 1474 in Yaguana known today as the town of Léogane, Haiti. She was the wife of Caonabo, who ruled what was then known as Maguana and was one of the five Caciques who possessed the island of Quisqueya. Her brother Bohechío, was Cacique of Xaragua (Jaraguá) which was […]

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Black History Month: Edwidge Danticat

by Victoria Cepeda As we mark the beginning of Black History Month, we could have showcased countless of historical figures that are African Americans such as Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, Alice Walker, Madam C.J. Walker (America’s first millionaire of any race) and so forth. After all, Black History […]

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