Season 2, Episode 2 – March 23, 2022
Manuel Mendez: Honoring Afro-Latinx History in Washington, D.C.
This episode of Dialogues in Afrolatinidad features Mr. Manuel Mendez, founder and president of the D.C. Afro-Latino Caucus. He discusses the history and culture of Afro-Latinos in the D.C. area, efforts to conduct and unveil further research on this group, and activism in D.C.’s Afro-LatinX community.
Mr. Manuel Mendez
Las Caras Lindas Podcast
- DC AfroLatino Caucus Founder Manuel Mendez Offers Ideas On How to Learn More About Afro-Latino History (UnidosUS)
- Manuel Mendez on documenting D.C.’s Afro-Latino story (Holacultura)
- A conversation with Manuel Mendez on Immigration, Afro Latinidad and Colorism (Holacultura)
- Afro-Latino Activist Speaks on Pushing Racial Equity for His DC Community (NBC)
Books and Articles
- B., Candelario Ginetta E. Black Behind the Ears: Dominican Racial Identity from Museums to Beauty Shops.Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2007.
- Cadaval, Olivia. Creating a Latino Identity in the Nation’s Capital: The Latino Festival. Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge, 1999.
- Sprehn-Malagón, Maria, Jorge Hernandez-Fujigaki, and Linda Robinson. Latinos in the Washington Metro Area. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2014.
People and Places Mentioned