Dr. Marta Moreno Vega, an Afro Puerto Rican, is the founder of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute and former director of El Museo del Barrio and the Association of Hispanic Arts. © Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Dr. Marta Moreno Vega, an Afro Puerto Rican, is the founder of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute and former director of El Museo del Barrio and the Association of Hispanic Arts. © Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Underwater sculpture, in Grenada, in honor of our African Ancestors who were thrown overboard the slave ships during the Middle Passage of the African Holocaust.

Underwater sculpture, in Grenada, in honor of our African Ancestors who were thrown overboard the slave ships during the Middle Passage of the African Holocaust.

In Pakistan, African descendants are called Sheedi (Siddi)...http://blackberrycastlephotographytm.zenfolio.com/p583897559

In Pakistan, African descendants are called Sheedi (Siddi)...http://blackberrycastlephotographytm.zenfolio.com/p583897559

An Infographic illustrating the African slave trade in American history. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “African American Slave Trade: Ships & Records for Genealogy.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/african-american-slave-trade-ships-records-for-genealogy.html

An Infographic illustrating the African slave trade in American history. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “African American Slave Trade: Ships & Records for Genealogy.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/african-american-slave-trade-ships-records-for-genealogy.html

Black Pearl | People of the African Diaspora | 1870 Unidentified Afro-Brazilian Woman. Photography by Alberto Henschel Pernambuco

Black Pearl | People of the African Diaspora | 1870 Unidentified Afro-Brazilian Woman. Photography by Alberto Henschel Pernambuco

Africa | People.  Ethnolinguistic Map of the Peoples of Africa. Published in Dec 1971 with the article "The Zulus: Black Nation in a Land of Apartheid," this map is a supplement to the "Heritage of Africa" map printed in the same issue. Featuring a physical map with the names of groups and their languages, this map also contains beautiful illustrations and interesting facts about the diverse peoples that inhabit the continent.  CLICK image to access interactive version at National…

Africa | People. Ethnolinguistic Map of the Peoples of Africa. Published in Dec 1971 with the article "The Zulus: Black Nation in a Land of Apartheid," this map is a supplement to the "Heritage of Africa" map printed in the same issue. Featuring a physical map with the names of groups and their languages, this map also contains beautiful illustrations and interesting facts about the diverse peoples that inhabit the continent. CLICK image to access interactive version at National…

Sure didn't read about this in the history books! It was first known as the Federal Council of Negro Affairs. Mary McLeod Bethune was the director of the Division of Negro Affairs of the National Youth Administration; William H. Hastie was assistant solicitor in the Department of the Interior; and Robert C. Weaver served as a special assistant to the Administrator of the United States Housing Authority. There were over 45 council members. National Museum of American History.

Sure didn't read about this in the history books! It was first known as the Federal Council of Negro Affairs. Mary McLeod Bethune was the director of the Division of Negro Affairs of the National Youth Administration; William H. Hastie was assistant solicitor in the Department of the Interior; and Robert C. Weaver served as a special assistant to the Administrator of the United States Housing Authority. There were over 45 council members. National Museum of American History.

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