. The Afro Latino who redefined how Black history is remembered « JO LEE MAGAZINE

NBC NEWS – Arturo Alfonso Schomburg is regarded as one of the foundational figures of Black history in the United States, with one of the nation’s most important research and cultural institutions named after him. Yet his legacy goes beyond the work he did as a historian, writer and collector of global Black art and historical materials. By identifying as a Black and Puerto Rican, Schomburg’s acknowledgment of his diverse heritage helped him earn a global understanding of Black identity — a view he implemented in his approach to rescuing and preserving Black history.

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