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Selected Sojourns of Africans and African Americans in North America, and Selected Resultant Cross Cultural Exchanges

Catherine L. W. Dwyer.

Some Africans who arrived in North America centuries ago, and some descendents of such people, occasionally fled to Florida. In Florida they found liberty, first under the protection of the Spanish government, and then under the Seminole Indians. Later, as black Seminoles, some of them migrated to Mexico. Of those who settled in Mexico, some of the group returned to the United States within a few decades. Some descendents of others of those who settled in Mexico have been participating in an ongoing migration to Texas that continues to the present day.

Genetic and culltural heritage has been exchanged between these Africans and their descendents on the one hand, and on the other hand, the groups with which they have been associated.


Catherine L. W. Dwyer  (United States)

  • African
  • Cross cultural exchange
  • Mexico
  • Seminole
  • Texas

(30 min Conference Paper, English)