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FOX 4 KDFW – May 3, 2022

There’s a new historical exhibit in Dallas with folk art, interactive displays, sounds of African drums and videos of festivals and dances. It’s the Journeys to Freedom exhibit at the African American Museum in Fair Park.

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Dallas Observer – May 3, 2022

An exhibit at the African American Museum at Fair Park aims to shine a light on the untold stories of America. At Yanga: Journeys to Freedom, a seven-month-long exhibit, beholders can learn the story of Gaspar Yanga, who is hailed as one of America’s first liberators during the slave trade. Yanga includes works by Black, Latino and Afro-Latino artists.

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WFAA 8 ABC – April 26, 2022

There’s a new exhibit at Dallas’ African American Museum that explores a largely unknown story of one of the first liberators in America, Gasper Yanga.

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NBC DFW – April 8, 2022

The new “Yanga: Journeys to Freedom” exhibit opens Saturday evening at the African American Museum of Dallas located in Fair Park.

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CBS News – April 8, 2022

Across borders, artists are collaborating to tell a different story about slavery and the fight for freedom woven through communities unaware of the shared history.

The Latino Arts Project exhibit called “Yanga: Journeys to Freedom” debuts Saturday at the African American Museum at Fair Park.

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WFAA 8 ABC – April 8, 2022

The African American Museum of Dallas in collaboration with the Latino Arts Project is bringing his story to life through art.

The exhibit, “Yanga: Journeys to Freedom” is an educational experience demonstrating through folk art, interactive displays, music and videos the African diaspora in Mexico.

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CBS News – April 8, 2022

The new museum exhibit, that might just have you re-thinking what you thought you knew about the slave trade, runs through October 16, 2022.

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AL DÍA – April 8, 2022

Arriving from the African American Museum of Dallas is a new exhibiting set on exploring and addressing the African experience in the Americas.

The new exhibit — Yanga: Journeys to Freedom — comes in collaboration with the Latino Arts Project, also of Dallas origin.

The exhibit is intended to touch on the African diaspora in Mexico in an educational manner through interactive displays, music, videos, and folk art.

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Visit Dallas – April 8, 2022

This exhibition breaks ground by introducing new and existing materials in a direct and purposeful, bilingual educational experience using all five senses. Visitors will leave with a powerful and thoughtful overview of Gaspar Yanga’s role as a liberator and the slave trade experience in the Americas including examples of original tools used to punish. In addition, the exhibition highlights the often-neglected story of the Mascogos, who took the Southern route of the unofficial Underground Railroad to escape slavery in the United States to found the desert town of Nacimiento de los Negros (Birth of the Negros) in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila.

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Katy Trail Weekly – April 8, 2022

“Yanga: Journeys to Freedom” opens on Saturday, April 9 at the African American Museum
at 3536 Grand Ave. in Fair Park. The Latino Arts Project has created a collaboration celebrating the Afro-Mexican liberation story through art and music. The ground-breaking exhibit shares a new perspective on the Atlantic Slave Trade and the experiences of Afro-Mexicans. The exhibition is curated by Jorge Baldor and Zameer Jiwani of Latino Arts Project.

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Culture Map Dallas – April 8, 2022

African American Museum will present “Yanga: Journeys to Freedom,” a groundbreaking exhibit that will share a new perspective on the Atlantic Slave Trade and the African American perspective. It will also highlight the experiences of AfroMexicans across the regions of Coahuila, the coast of Veracruz and Costa Chica in Guerrero and Oaxaca

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Infórmate DFW – April 7, 2022

The upcoming exhibition will break ground introducing new and existing materials in a direct and purposeful, bilingual educational experience using all five senses. Visitors will leave with a powerful and thoughtful overview of Gaspar Yanga’s role as a liberator and the slave trade experience in the Americas including examples of original tools used to punish.

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Noticias Del Mundo – April 6, 2022

La exposición «Yanga: Camino a la libertad en las Américas» se centra en el intercambio verbal sobre la libertad y los viajes realizados por africanos a través de una presentación colaborativa e interactiva que celebra el arte y la historia, informó Latino Arts Project, una organización que promueve a los artistas latinos.

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Al Día Dallas – April 6, 2022

El Museo Afroamericano en Dallas tendrá una nueva exposición sobre el comercio de los esclavos y el rol de los Afromexicanos. La obras fueron seleccinadas por Jorge Baldor y Zameer Jiwani.

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Do214 – April 5, 2022

Yanga is inspired by the story of Gaspar Yanga, an African prince who was shipped to Mexico as a slave in 1570, but managed to escape. He subsequently led a band of escaped slaves to raid the authorities’ caravans and eventually helped found the first free town from slavery in North America. He thus qualifies as a historic freedom fighter, which dovetails right into the all-embracing message to mankind in Beethoven’s choral finale.

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Addison Magazine – April 4, 2022

An upcoming ground-breaking exhibit will share a new perspective on the Atlantic Slave Trade and the African American perspective. It will also highlight the experiences of AfroMexicans across the regions of Coahuila, the coast of Veracruz and Costa Chica in Guerrero and Oaxaca.

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NBC DFW – February 6, 2020

February is Black History Month and the Meyerson Symphony Hall is celebrating that by recognizing a rare and little known culture: Afro-Mexican.

The hall is hosting an artistic performance called Afro-Mexican Celebration: A Shared Cultural Journey. The program is presented by Mercado369, a local art initiative featuring rare traditions from Latin America.

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Culture Map Dallas – February 6, 2020

Mercado369 will present a historic event celebrating Afro-Mexican culture during Black History Month. The performance will benefit After8toEducate and promote unity by honoring the art, history, and ancestry of the combined African and Mexican cultures.

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Dallas Morning News – February 5, 2020

Afro-Mexican culture will be at the heart of a show in Dallas this Thursday. “Afro-Mexican Celebration: A Shared Cultural Journey” will feature performers including Alejandra Robles, Cara Mía Theatre and others. The show is being sponsored by Mercado369.

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SMU Event Calendar – February 5, 2020

Afro-Mexican Celebration – Lecture & Discussion on Afro-Mexican culture, featuring world-renowned singer and dancer Alejandra Robles

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Art & Seek – February 4, 2020

A vibrant display of rare paintings, sculptures and dances will soon fill Dallas’ Meyerson Symphony Center in a celebration of Afro-Mexican culture.

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Dallas Weekly – February 4, 2020

In honor of the annual observance of Black History Month, Mercado369 is proud to present “Afro-Mexican Celebration: A Shared Cultural Journey” on February 6 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center at 6 p.m. Headlined by world-renowned Afro-Mexican signer Alejandra Robles, the one-of-a-kind celebration will also include spoken word poetry curated by Big Thought, and ritualistic dances of Afro-Mexican culture choreographed by Cara Mia Theatre.

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Planeta.com – November 2, 2019

Headlines and tweets from Day of the Dead (November 1-2) celebrated around the world.

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El Universal – November 1, 2019

La artista plástica mexicana no solo ha rendido en Día de Muertos un homenaje a los migrantes que han fallecido en su intento de cruzar la frontera de Estados Unidos sino a las personas que han sido asesinados por armas de fuego en el país del norte de América.

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Patron Magazine – November 1, 2019

Timed with Día de Muertos/Day of the Dead (October 31–November 2 in the US), internationally acclaimed Mexican artist Betsabeé Romero will unveil her site-specific installation An Altar in Their Memory / Un Altar en Su Memoria at Latino Arts Project on Tuesday, October 29. On view through November 17, the artist’s installation elements were delayed at the border by customs. Therefore, the exhibition will open nine days after the originally planned exhibition date. Perhaps fittingly, one aspect of the installation tackles immigration and migrants crossing the border.

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Dallas Morning News – November 1, 2019

Betsabeé Romero’s exhibition at Dallas’ Latino Arts Project for Día de Muertos pays homage to victims of gun violence and those who have died while migrating.

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D Magazine – July 1, 2019

Latino Arts Project is a family-friendly space with free admission on Sundays, programming for children and adults, and dynamic exhibitions that highlights the various forms of the Latino arts.

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Dallas Observer – May 31, 2019

The Latino Arts Project is Dallas’ latest effort to push Latino culture to the forefront of the conversation in a city with an ever-growing Hispanic population.

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Dallas Morning News – April 18, 2019

The Latino Arts Project is a museum, not a gallery. And the difference is crucial.

Galleries dominate Dragon Street, but the difference is, galleries are driven by profit.

The Latino Arts Project is driven by passion — not profit. The artwork on its walls and floor will not be sold. Instead, it will serve as the driving force of a philosophical mission shared by two men who talk endlessly about art, culture and community, and a shared humanity in Dallas.

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