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LECTURE: Afro-Latinos in Early Spanish California, 1769-1821

February 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Free

Presented by Professor Cameron Jones. “While the presence of Afro-Latinos in early California has been well known, their numbers and impact during the early Spanish period has been less understood. This is most likely due to many Afro-Latinos’ self-identification as “gente de razón” or “people of reason,” an amorphous designation for the Hispanicized, multi-racial, non-indigenous population of early California. Many of these Afro-Latinos were troops sent, along with their families, to protect the missions from Indigenous uprisings. San Luis Obispo was no exception, an 1814 census indicates that many if not most of the non-native population living near the mission were people of mixed African ancestry. Along with other European and Mestizo “gente de razón,” Afro-Latinos formed part of the early California elite. Indeed, the history of California, including San Luis Obispo, is one that is more multi-racial and ethnic than traditional narratives have emphasized.”

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Date:
February 17
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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http://historycenterslo.org

Organizer

History Center of San Luis Obispo County
Phone:
(805) 543-0638
Email:
info@historycenterslo.org
Website:
http://historycenterslo.org

Venue

History Center Museum
696 Monterey Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 United States
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Phone:
(805) 543-0638
Website:
http://historycenterslo.org