Sixteenth-Century La Española Exhibit

Sixteenth-Century La Española: Glimpses of the First Blacks in the Early Colonial Americas

The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute & the Black Studies Program Invite You to the

Exhibit Opening:
Friday, May 22, 2015
6:30pm –8:00pm

On view from:
May 22, 2015 to September 10, 2015

CUNY Dominican Studies Institute
Archives and Library
NAC Building, Room 2/202
The City College of New York
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031

The colony of La Española, the first European settlement established in the Americas, was the first place in the modern American continent where black African people arrived, lived, struggled, and thrived.

After years of searching for documents to confirm information and discover new data, the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute shares "SIXTEENTH-CENTURY LA ESPAÑOLA: GLIMPSES OF THE FIRST BLACKS IN THE EARLY COLONIAL AMERICAS," a groundbreaking exhibit featuring manuscripts about one of the earliest ancestral groups of Dominicans who trace their origins to black Africans.

The SIXTEENTH-CENTURY LA ESPAÑOLA: GLIMPSES OF THE FIRST BLACKS IN THE EARLY COLONIAL AMERICAS exhibit is the first product of a long-term research project undertaken by CUNY DSI, which documents the arrival and lives of the first black Africans in the New World: "FIRST BLACKS IN THE AMERICAS: THE AFRICAN PRESENCE IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC"

Please join the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute and the Black Studies Program as we celebrate this important milestone in the production of knowledge about African/Latin American people.

With a special performance by New York City's Afro-cultural Dominican group, Gagá Pa'l Pueblo

Admission to the exhibit opening is free and open to the public. Space is limited.

Supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities and a grant from the Office of Human Resources Management Recruitment and Diversity, CUNY