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Keep your face to the sunshine
and shadows will fall behind you. -- Walt Whitman

Afro-Boricuan

One-sixth of Puerto Rico’s residents are Afro-Boricuan. Enslaved Africans were transported to the island beginning in the second decade of the 16th Century to farm the land. This heritage remains in the beauty of its people and the rhythms of its music and dances. When I asked a Black child why the Spanish brought Africans to Puerto Rico, she answered “to teach them to dance Bomba."

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