From diaspora to identity: African Presence in Panama (English version)

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Original price was: $49.99.Current price is: $39.99.

This course offers an overview of the African presence in Panama, providing a small sample of some relevant events and realities in the history and experience of people of African descent in the country. Upon completing the course, students will be able to create a historical account of the African presence in Panama, identify the distribution of the Afro-descendant population in the country, recognize the identity of Afro-descendant people, and mention some prominent figures in the country and their achievements. It is important to keep in mind that the information presented in this module does not represent the entire history and experience of people of African descent in Panama.

As added material, you will also find a module on the census.


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Author: Huellas Ancestrales


The course itself takes approximately 2 hours. And it will expire in 1 year after you have entered the course.


  • Introduction video (1 minute)
    African presence in Panama (75-90 minutes) – includes:
  • African presence in Panama
    1. About this module 
    2. Brief description of Panama and statistical data 
    3. African diaspora 
    4. Afro-descendant identity 
    5. Discrimination due to the use of Afro-style hairstyles 
    6. Significant dates 
    7. Historical account
      Mobilization of Afro-descendants in Panama 
    8. Map of the geographical distribution in the five provinces with the highest number of Afro-descendants 
    9. Prominent Afro-descendant people in Panama: past and present 
    10. Afro-Panamanian voices: activism and legacy 
    11. Afro-Panamanian organizations: strengthening and change 
    12. Men and women from Panama and social movements in the United States 
    13. Reflections and conclusions 
    14. Knowledge assessment
    15. Additional resources: Discover more about Afro-Panamanian identity 
    16. Bibliographic references
  • The census, self-identification, and Afro-descendancy (15-20 minutes)  
  1. Census definition 
  2. What is the census for? 
  3. Colonial era 
  4. Union with Gran Colombia 
  5. Republican era 
  6. Introduction of the Afro question 
  7. Afro variable 
  8. Meaning of the ethnonyms used 
  9. Problems and paradoxes 
  10. 2010 Census 
  11. 2020 Census 
  12. International or regional level instruments or actions 
  13. Reflection and conclusion 
  14. Bibliography

PDF with summary of the content of the African presence in Panama module.

1 review for From diaspora to identity: African Presence in Panama (English version)

  1. Toshi Sakai (verified owner)

    Congratulations on a very important work. You and your team have produced what is probably the best source for learning about Afro-Panamanian identity. There are other books on history and sociology but this one gets to the core of the matter. I wish you much success and hope that this labor of love is seen by everyone, particularly young people. -Toshi Sakai

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