Me Gritaron Negra/ They Screamed “Black” at Me
By Victoria Eugenia Santa Cruz
Victoria Eugenia Santa Cruz was known as the mother of Afro Peruvian dance and theater.
Her poetry speaks for itself. The power of her words reverberate in your heart and soul and you don’t have to understand Spanish to feel it, but it’s important that we all understand this so I’ve written out the translation below. I’m going to watch this every time I need to go into battle. You all know what I’m talking about. The struggle continues.