HISTORY

In 2003, after touring different parts of the world, we decided to build an Afrodiasporic Memory Center, or Afrodiasporic museum, when noting the absence of a site of these characteristics where the presence of African people was narrated. This lack was a sign of the absence of the Africans and their descendants in the narrative of construction of the countries with the presence of this population.

From then on, and particularly without official or private help, we dedicated ourselves to the project of acquiring a property to build this space. At the same time we were acquiring pieces and objects related to black people; finally in 2009 we were able to open this space to the public.

Not requesting or having any kind of support was a decision to preserve autonomy and, in turn, demonstrate the capacity that black people have to achieve things when they set their minds to do so and avoid the gaze of dependents.

Today the place continues to be supported by our own resources, as it is not self-sustaining with the income generated from visits and tours.

Los afrochocoanos

Los afrochocoanos

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