María Elisa Velásquez: “Africans and Afrodescendant Women in Mexico City during Colonial Times”

Via Scoop.itMixed American Life

Watch video of María Elisa Velásquez delivering the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities’ 2012 Black Atlantic Lecture Feb. 2.   Renowned experts on preservation of African and Afro-descended slave records gathered at Vanderbilt Feb. 2-4 to launch the university’s new Ecclesiastical and Secular Sources for Slave Societies digital archive and website.   The three-day conference, “New Sources for the Study of Slave Societies,” opened Feb. 2 with Velásquez, professor of history at Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico, speaking on “Africans and Afrodescendant Women in Mexico City during Colonial Times: Social Relationships and Cultural Reproduction.”