Aurelio Martínez & the Garifuna People: A History of African Resistance in the Americas

An interview with Aurelio Martínez, legendary Garifuna artist and the first black member of Honduras' National Congress.

Aurelio Martínez laughs every two sentences, even when he describes the crimes of colonialism and slavery. Maybe, he says, it’s because Garifuna people are happy people. The Garifuna are a community of mixed-race people who inhabit Central America’s Atlantic coast, particularly in Honduras, where Martínez is from.

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