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Things We Weren't Taught about AfroMexican History

Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Ohio Union, Center for Belonging and Social Change, Alonso Family Room

Cost: Free

In celebration of United Black World Month, this presentation will bring visibility to the ways in which Mexican History is Black History too. Presented by Dr. María Esther Hammack from Ohio State's Department of History, this event will offer an overview of a hidden history that is seldom taught in schools but one that shaped the shared stories of migration and Diaspora that connect the United States and Mexico. Additionally, Dr. Hammack will highlight a few little-known Black American actors who pursued their freedom through Underground Railroads that led them from the US to Mexican geographies.


Every February, the Student Life Center for Belonging and Social Change, in collaboration with offices and student organizations across campus, recognizes United Black World Month (UBWM). This month-long celebration reflects on the experiences and contributions of persons of African descent.



If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Indra Leyva Cook at or 614-688-8449. Requests made one week in advance of the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

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