Black Mexico: Unearthing the ‘Third Root’ is a multi-part series on Mexico’s 15th-century assimilation of Spaniards, indigenous Indians, and African slaves. This led to the founding of Los Angeles by Afro-Mexicans and mestizos in the 18th century, while California was under the Mexican flag. As the Black imprint in Mexico unravels, the truth is mired in a Shadow History, buried away in libraries and missing from history lessons in Mexico or in the U.S.
This invaluable history has largely been available only as scholarly works. Compton Herald researched and scaled-down this history from many reliable sources, and presents it for your enjoyment. The goal: Illustrating the ties that bind together the people of L. A.
Compton Herald news features and commentary about the state of Black Mexico are also shown on this archive page. — the editor