Afro- Mexican Spaces and Legacies on the Lower Rio Grande
July 15, 2017 –
Join us as Dr. Starling presents this fascinating lecture on Saturday, July 15 at 11:00 am at the Mission Historical Museum. Admission is FREE to the public.
His most recent publication in the Journal of South Texas is the topic of his lecture, “Afro-Mexican Spaces and Legacies on the Lower Rio Grande,” which discusses the complex history of people of African descent along the Spanish-Mexican frontier of the lower Rio Grande. Much of this work focuses on a specific ranch, the “Hacienda de Miguel Pérez” in present-day Starr County, which was the home of a number of servants of African and Native American ancestry. Afro-Mexicans also became soldiers, landholders, and political leaders of note in the region, especially in the first decades after Mexican independence. “Afro-Mexican Spaces and Legacies on the Lower Rio Grande.”