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Black Movement Militancy in Panama: SAMAAP's Reliance on an Identity of West Indianness

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Duke,Dawn (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
Mar 2010
Published:
Philadelphia, PA: Routledge/Taylor & Francis
ISBN:
1744-2222
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Panama, Hispanic Americans, Social movements, Caribbean people, national identity, Central America, Identity, Well Being, Migrants, Rights, Multiraciality, Stress
Notes:
The community of Caribbean people in Panama represents the presence of another identity within Hispanic space, one contrasting with the mestizo national identity of that space. Over time these Caribbean migrants built their own entities and structures to ensure their livelihood and wellbeing. This article examines on the one major Caribbean Panamanian organization that is most prominent today, the Sociedad de Amigos del Museo Afroantillano de Panama (Society of Friends of the Afro-Antillean Museum of Panama) or SAMAAP.