Yanga, Veracruz
Yanga is a municipality located in the southern area of the State of Veracruz, Mexico, about 80 km from the state capital of Xalapa. The name, coming from an African language, means "príncipe". Yanga, the cimarron leader after whom it is named, was an enslaved African of the Yang-Bara tribe from around present-day Guinea. Yanga led a successful slave rebellion against the Spanish colonial authorities in 1609, and demanded a series of concessions from the viceregal authorities in order to lay down his weapons. One of these concessions, utterly unheard of at the time, was the establishment of a free town of former black slaves just a few kilometers from the city of Cordoba, Veracruz. Formerly known as San Lorenzo de los Negros or San Lorenzo de Cerralvo, the town was named after Juan Laurencio, the Jesuit friar who accompanied the expedition sent by the viceroy to crush the rebels. After a series of bloody skirmishers in which the Spaniards lost more men than the authorities were comfortable with, an agreement was reached and the town of San Lorenzo won its "small independence". The black inhabitants of San Lorenzo proclaimed their loyalty to the Church and the King of Spain, but refused to pay tribute to the Spanish government. They also agreed to capture runaway slaves and return them to their masters in return for a fee.
In 1932, the town of San Lorenzo was renamed in honor of the leader of the rebellion.

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Yanga and His Story and a Visit to Yanga, Veracruz
Looking for African Roots Yanga, Veracruz: The First Free Town for Slaves in America: Photographs and Text by John Todd, Jr.
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Black History Heroes: Gaspar Yanga and Blacks in Mexico: 1570 ...
Gasper Yanga is one of the neglected figures within African history in the Americas. He was the founder of the town Yanga, located in the Veracruz region of ...
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Gaspar Yanga - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gaspar Yanga—often simply Yanga or Nyanga (c.1545-?) —was an African leader of a maroon colony of fugitive slaves in the highlands near Veracruz, Mexico ...
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Not long ago, on a hot and humid July day, I rode with friends to the town of Yanga, in the state of Veracruz on Mexico's gulf coast. In recent years, Yanga has  ...
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the region called Costa Chica. Click here to see a map of Mexico. Locate Veracruz and Oaxaca on the map. Can you find Yanga? You will read about Yanga ...
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African American - Latino World: African History in Vera Cruz, México
Jun 28, 2010 ... If you travel through the hills of Vera Cruz, México, a state on the East ... One escaped slave was Gaspar Yanga, said to be a member of a royal ...
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The Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery
Junius P. Rodriguez, 1997
Mexico's best-known runaway slave was Yanga (also known as Nyanga or Ñanga), an African-born leader who claimed to ... a Maroon community—or palenque—in the piedmont of the Pico de Orizaba, near present-day Cordoba, Veracruz.
The Afro-Latino:A Historical Journey
Dr. Leslie K Best
Yanga was an enslaved African in Mexico who became the founder of the first town of freed slaves in the Americas in 1609. The town of Yanga in Veracruz, Mexico was named after this African leader who led a rebellion against the Spaniards.
Implausible Deniability: State Responsibility for Rural ...
Joel A. Solomon, Sebastian Brett, Cynthia G. Brown, 1997
The Yanga Case During the second week of February 1995, President Ernesto Zedillo ordered a crackdown on the EZLN ... Zapatistas on February 8 in Yanga, Veracruz, they were prepared to go to almost any length to get a rapid indictment.
Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora: Origins, Experiences, ...
Carole Elizabeth Boyce Davies, 2008
Veracruz and Yanga are two key cities. Veracruz was the site of the first Spanish expedition in 1519 led by Hernan Cortes. Villa Rica de la Vera Cruz was Mexico's first “European” city. The oldest and grandest port in Mexico and business ...
Encyclopedia of Slave Resistance and Rebellion
Junius P. Rodriguez, 2007
Yanga, Mexico The state of Veracruz, Mexico, is known for its beauty and its very large concentration of Afro-Mexicans. The state contains a hidden jewel, a city that is both quaint and important in Mexican and African Diaspora history. Yanga  ...
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Photo: Image of Statue of Gasper Yanga (aka El Yanga and Negro Yanga) of Yanga, Veracruz, MexicoThe heritage of Africans in Mexico after Christopher Columbus is a rarely explored topic in the history books of the Americas. Gasper Yanga is one of the neglected figures within African history in the Americas.
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African American - Latino World: African History in Vera Cruz, México
If you travel through the hills of Vera Cruz, México, a state on the East Coast of Mexico bordering the gulf, you will notice some of the towns having African sounding names like Mocambo, Mozambique, Mandinga. When Spanish forces moved in and occupied a land we know today as Mexico, which the Spanish called Nueva España (New Spain), there were were some 30 African slaves for every Spaniard.One escaped slave was Gaspar Yanga, said to be a member of a royal family in an area of West Africa now called Gabon. Not surprisingly, by the year 1609, large numbers of escaped slaves and indigenous people fighting for their land and freedom had reduced the rural areas of New Spain to desperation, especially up in the hills of Veracruz.
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Gaspar Yanga | Thelatinalens's Blog
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YANGAAfro-Mexican History in Dramatic and Lyric VerseThe following text was commissioned by the Tribeca Performing Arts Center and Montclair State University. After a period of research I wrote this regarding African maroon colonies in Mexico and Afro-Mexican history.
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Black Bird Press News & Review: Afro-Mexico's first liberator, Yanga
Join Follow Menu NEO•GRIOT Kalamu ya Salaam's information blog Viewed 34 times September 20, 2012 HISTORY: Yanga - Mexico's First “BLACK” Liberator Mexico's First “BLACK” Liberator Tribute to Mexican Independence Almost 200 years before General Vicente Guerrero, son of a Black slave mother, led Mexico to her independence, the town of Yanga, led by its Afro-Mexican liberator Gaspar Yanga, gained independence from Spain, creating one of the first free Black towns in the Western world. Word among the locals says that Gaspar Yanga escaped slavery in the region of the Nuestra Señora de la Concepción plantation in 1570.
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Weather in Yanga - AccuWeather Forecast for Veracruz Mexico
Yanga weather forecast from AccuWeather.com. Extended forecast in Yanga, Mexico for up to 25 days includes high temperature, RealFeel and chance of precipitation
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Veracruz | Lupitanews: Stories Must Be Told.
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