The African Presence and Black Communities of Peru
WorldBeat Cultural Center Presents: The African Presence in Latin America, a three-part online series featuring renowned historian, Dr. Runoko Rashidi. For his last series presentation, Dr. Rashidi will examine the Black presence in the Moche civilization of ancient Peru and a photographic overview of the Black community in El Carmen, Peru. The presentation is beautifully illustrated with brilliant original photographs presented by Dr Runoko Rashidi.
Our second guest, José Miguel Vidal, anthropology professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. will share some insights about the resistance of Africans and Afro-descendants in Peru among colonial era and the beginnings of the republic.
Runoko Rashidi is an anthropologist and historian with a major focus on what he calls the Global African Presence that is, Africans outside of Africa before and after enslavement. He is the author or editor of eighteen books, the most recent of which are My Global Journeys in Search of the African Presence and Assata-Garvey and Me: A Global African Journey for Children in 2017. As a traveler and researcher Dr. Rashidi has visited 120 countries. As a lecturer and presenter, he has spoken in sixty-five countries. Runoko has worked with and under some of the most distinguished scholars of our generation, including Ivan Van Sertima, John Henrik Clarke, Asa G. Hilliard, Edward Scobie, John G. Jackson, Jan Carew and Yosef ben-Jochannan.