Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies
This research project investigates the sociopolitical factors that contributed to the lack of Afro-Mexican representation in post-revolutionary murals and how the erasure of Afro-Mexicans in government-commissioned propaganda has affected Afro-descendant communities today in Mexico. The post-revolutionary struggles for power to unite the country have all but erased the representation of Afro-descendants in murals, historical records, and among its citizens. The absence of Afro-descendants in post-revolutionary murals contributes to continued stigma and discrimination against Afro-descendants in Mexico.
Gandara Ortega, Jesus, "A Missed Opportunity: Post-Revolutionary Mexican Murals and Incomplete Historical Narratives" (2019). Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies Honors Program. 7.