In African by Legacy, Mexican by Birth, photographer Ayana V. Jackson and writer Marco Villalobos combine portraiture and poetic rendering of historical research. The resulting story is one of provocation against colonial oppression and affirmation of human dignity. Based on the founding of San Lorenzo de Los Negros in Veracruz, Mexico, 1608, this narrative presents one of many overlooked stories of freedom making in the Americas. We are reminded that modern democracy in the western hemisphere begins with Indigenous and African alternatives to colonial rule. 

Limited, first run edition, $75.00 (US)


  • Paperback: 76 pages
  • Publisher: Unilan Publishing Co.; 1 edition (July 31, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0966397894
  • ISBN-13: 978-0966397895
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 7.9 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces