First Blacks in The Americas

The African Presence in The Dominican Republic

Manuscript No. 019

Date: 1522, January 6. City of Santo Domingo, La Española
Theme: The Christmas 1521 Black slaves’ rebellion of La Española, the first recorded uprising by Blacks in the Americas, appears mentioned for the first time in the colonial ordinances on Blacks issued on January 6th (Epiphany), 1522
Source: Ministerio de Cultura de España. PARES, Portal de Archivos Españoles—Archivo General de Indias, PATRONATO, 295, Número 104

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