Afro-Latinos You Should Know About
06/17/2011 - 16:30 | 0 Comments|
In honor of Juneteenth—Sunday’s holiday commemorating Texas slaves being the last to find out that they’d been emancipated, thus sparking an annual holiday that celebrates African American heritage—we thought we’d add some Latino flavor to the mix. Here are just a few Afro-Latinos whose lives and accomplishments are worth celebrating.
The little Cuban girl with the big voice who won a cake in a radio contest grew up to be the undisputed Queen of Salsa. Through her wonderfully brash voice and indomitable spirit, she brought salsa to a worldwide audience. No wonder thousands attended her public funerals in several cities.