Why does brazil have such a large population of people who are of african descent?

Answer Brazil's native people were pre-Columbian tribes. After the arrival of the Portuguese, European economic interests resulted in the use of African and South American native slaves in many areas of s... Read More »

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When Did People of African Descent First Become Introduced to the New World?

The first Africans were introduced to the New World in the 1500s. According to The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research unit of The New York Public Library, that is when Afric... Read More »

When were people of African descent introduced to the new world?

The first people of African descent arrived in Jamestown, Virginia, in 1619, according to a 1991 article from the "Chicago Sun-Times" called First Africans in New World Were Not Slaves. Twenty Afr... Read More »

What percentage of people in Cuba are of African descent?

The exact percentage of people in Cuba who are of African descent is difficult to determine, largely because of differences in how Cubans define themselves. The UN Refugee Agency reports that betwe... Read More »

Is Martine on BBC of African descent?