This exhibition, for the first time, displays reproductions of the actual official historical documents from the Archive General de la Nacion (National Archives) in Mexico City and Archivo General de Indias (Archive of the Indies) in Seville, Spain. These track the correspondence between Luis de Velasco, Viceroy of New Spain, Gaspar Yanda and Felipe III, the King of Spain. Also included is the 1630 Acto de Fundacion (Incorporation Act) for the foundation of San Lorenzo de los Negros, the community that resulted from Yanga’s courageous actions.
February 01, 2023
Latino Arts Project is proud to announce the installation of Yanga Rediscovered: The First Liberator of the Americas, an exhibition highlighting the heroic actions of Gaspar Yanga, at the recently renovated Owen Arts Center at SMU from February 1 through March 31, 2023.