Me Gritaron Negra!/ They Screamed “Black” at Me

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.

She passed away in 2014 at the age of 91 but her legacy lives on. Check out this video of a toddler reciting this poem.

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.

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