Maria Isabel Urritia is still the only gold medal winner to represent Colombia.
Today’s La Vida En Black History Month message is about an Olympic athlete. He hailed from Argentina. And came from a great boxing family Alberto Santiago Lovell (1912–1966) won the Gold Medal in the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Just 20 years old, Lovell fought in the heavyweight category at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Lovell wasContinue reading “Alberto Santiago Lovell, Afro-Argentine Wins Olympic Gold! #BlackHistoryIsGlobal”
This La Vida En Black History Month message hails for la isla de la primera vista, Hispaniola’s french side, Haiti! And I went in search of a Lady I present to you, Cécile Fatiman. Cécile Fatiman was a great Vodou Priestess when in 1792 she lead the ceremony in Bois Caïman which launched theContinue reading “The Priestess Who Launched the War of Independence! #BlackHistoryIsGlobal”
Afro-Venezuelans were a vital part of the struggle for independence. One of Simon Bolívar’s most famous lieutenants, Pedro Camejo, is legendary in Venezuela’s history as “El Negro Primero,” who was always the first to ride into battle. In the final battle of Carabobo, Camejo was mortally wounded but survived long enough to utter one infamous phrase: “General, vengo decirle,Continue reading “La Vida En Black; El Negro Primero #BlackHistoryIsGlobal”