Program and/or resource information may be obtained from the following organizations:
African Diaspora Research Project
Tel: (517) 353-9505, (517) 353-9035
The African Diaspora Research Project is an excellent resource of information about recent investigations into the African presence in the Western Hemisphere.
Tel: (904) 392-0375
The Center for Latin American Studies and the Center for African Studies focus on the study of African American identity and cultural diversity in the Americas and the diaspora of African people in the New World. The centers have a distinguished faculty in Afro-American studies, language and literature, history, music, anthropology, archaeology, arts, sociology, and geography.
The Unidad Regional de Culturas Populares has been actively investigating the "Afromestizo" culture of Guerrero's Costa Chica region to document the ethnic and cultural importance of the African presence in Mexico.
Tel: (202) 707-5397
The Hispanic Division has excellent bibliographic resources and indexes
that can facilitate research work on the African presence in Latin America
as well as the Caribbean program "Nuestra Tercera Raiz" ("Our
Tel: (525) 548-4994
"Nuestra Tercera Raiz" is a special program developed by the General Office for Popular Cultures (CNCA) to study and acknowledge the African presence in Mexico as the third root for the formation of the mestizo culture. It includes public programs, research work, exhibitions, symposiums, and workshops at a local and international level.
Tel: (212) 491-2200
The Schomburg Center consists of a research center, library, and museum. It organizes and produces traveling exhibitions and develops myriad public programs about the African presence in the Americas and the Caribbean. The Center's collection of documents, photographs, and objects is among the most important in the United States.
The Autonomous University of Guerrero has published several works on different themes related to the people of African descent in Costa Chica. Among their publications is the book "Corrido y Violencia entre los Afromestizos de la Costa Chica" (1988) by Miguel Angel Gutierrez Avila.
The following organizations have produced and make available audio-visual
material (films and recordings) about subjects related to the African presence
General Office for Popular Culture
Tel: (525) 548-4994, (525) 548-4906
The General Office for Popular Culture has produced a collection of three compact discs entitled "Africa in/en America," which includes traditional music of African influence from nineteen countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Most of the music in this collection was recorded in situ, including a selection of music performed by people of African descent in Costa Chica (Oaxaca and Guerrero) and in Veracruz, Mexico. A copy of this music collection accompanies the exhibition "Africa's Legacy in Mexico."
Office of Support and Public Relations
Tel: (525) 575-0677, (525) 575-5840
The Audio-Visual Unit of the National Council for Culture and the Arts in Mexico produced the bilingual film "La Tercera Raiz/The Third Root," which is part of a television series entitled "The Paths of the Sacred." The series presents some of the most important cultural expressions of the ethnic groups that shape Mexico. A copy of this film accompanies the exhibition "Africa's Legacy in Mexico."