(English version) From diaspora to identity: African presence in Panama
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The course itself takes approximately 2 hours. And it will expire in 1 year after you have entered the course.
This course offers an overview of the African presence in Panama, providing a small sample of some relevant events and realities in the history and experience of Afro-descendants in the country. Upon completing the course, students will be able to create a historical account of the African presence in Panama, identify the distribution of the Afro-descendant population in the country, recognize the identity of Afro-descendant people, and mention some prominent figures in the country and their achievements. It is important to note that the information presented in this module does not represent the entirety of the history and experience of Afro-descendant people in Panama.
As additional material, you will also find a module on the census.
- Introduction video (1 minute)
African presence in Panama (75-90 minutes) – includes:
- African presence in Panama
- About this module
- Brief description of Panama and statistical data
- African diaspora
- Afro-descendant identity
- Discrimination due to the use of Afro-style hairstyles
- Significant dates
- Historical account
Mobilization of Afro-descendants in Panama
- Map of the geographical distribution in the five provinces with the highest number of Afro-descendants
- Prominent Afro-descendant people in Panama: past and present
- Afro-Panamanian voices: activism and legacy
- Afro-Panamanian organizations: strengthening and change
- Men and women from Panama and social movements in the United States
- Reflections and conclusions
- Knowledge assessment
- Additional resources: Discover more about Afro-Panamanian identity
- Bibliographic references
- The census, self-identification, and Afro-descendancy (15-20 minutes)
- Census definition
- What is the census for?
- Colonial era
- Union with Gran Colombia
- Republican era
- Introduction of the Afro question
- Afro variable
- Meaning of the ethnonyms used
- Problems and paradoxes
- 2010 Census
- 2020 Census
- International or regional level instruments or actions
- Reflection and conclusion
PDF with summary of the content of the African presence in Panama module.