Meet Arturo Schomburg, an Afro-Puerto Rican Historian Called "The Father of Black History"

Happy Black History Month, mi gente. Yes, we at Latina are not subscribing to Donald Trump’s “African American History Month” rename that erases the contributions of Afro-Latinxs in the U.S. and across the globe.

With that, here’s one Black Boricua you need to know: Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, a historian, writer and activist widely recognized as the “Father of Black History.”

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Press play above to learn the historia of a key Black and Latinx figure your schoolbook likely left out.