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A biography of a Cuban slave who escaped to become a celebrated poet

A biography of a Cuban slave who escaped to become a celebrated poet


Amazon.com: The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano (9780312659288): Margarita Engle, Sean Qualls: Books

The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano by Margarita Engle

A Hispanic History of the United States Told in Poems

Margarita Engle's childhood straddled two worlds: the lush, welcoming island of Cuba and the lonely, dream-soaked reality of Los Angeles.

As a little girl, Teresa Carreño loved to let her hands dance across the beautiful keys of the piano. If she felt sad, music cheered her up, ...

The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom

Illustration depicting Francois Dominique Toussaint L'Ouverture participating in the successful revolt against French power

Cuba cave


Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

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Black and white drawing of slave men being shot at from behind by white landowners.

Quick Facts. Name: José Martí. Occupation: Journalist, Poet. Birth ...

Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir

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In this beautiful picture book filled with soaring words and buoyant illustrations, award-winners Margarita Engle and Sara Palacios tell the inspiring true ...

Poet Margarita Engle Discovers The Story Of A Slave Poet In 18th Century Cuba – CTLatinoNews.com

The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist

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Portrait of Thomas Peters, an African-American slave who escaped to Canada and later helped found the West African nation of Sierra Leone

Sugar Cane Worker, Cuba, 1853

Latin America Inspired Books. THE POET SLAVE OF CUBA

Amazon.com: The Poet Slave of Cuba: A Biography of Juan Francisco Manzano (9780312659288): Margarita Engle, Sean Qualls: Books

1936 photo by Carl Van Vechten


Illustration by Angelica Alzona

Kenny Michioka

Voices in the campaign for abolition

Collection box for Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society. Circa 1850.

From the Young People's Poet Laureate Margarita Engle comes a searing novel in verse about the Zoot Suit Riots of 1943.

Santiago, Chile, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Music, poetry, dances and many shows of support for the Cuban Revolution characterized the main event with which ...

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1870 from Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin that depicts the slave trader. Fugitive ...


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Discovering the African Heartbeat in Cuba

This transfer of knowledge is an ode to cabildos de nación, African ethnic societies in Cuba that operated under Spanish rule.

Harriet Tubman


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Timeline and History Overview. Cuba Timeline

Story of a Cuban-American boy who visits his family's village in Cuba for the first time—and meets a sister he didn't know he had.

To honor the legacy and enduring contributions of poet Gwendolyn Brooks, and to inspire a


This and three other statues of chained slaves, placed at the base of the Monument of the Four Moors at Livorno, Italy, might have been made with actual ...

Follow the Author

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Picture Books

Front pages of Phillis Wheatley's book. Washington wrote to Ms. Wheatley thanking her for a poem sent to the General in 1775.

History of Hymns: “O Freedom” and “Freedom Is Coming”

George Washington Carver Black History Biographies- Kid World Citizen

An illustration depicting a slave fighting back at his owner as a form of resistance. Image source

Notice published in the Cambridge Democrat newspaper, offering a one hundred dollar reward (the equivalent of $3,000 in 2016 currency) for capture of each ...

A portrait of Elizabeth Keckley, by an unknown artist, from the frontispiece to her

American slave narratives, largely published after Séjour's story, appealed to readers by emphasizing enslaved

The Life of Olaudah Equiano, second edition

William Craft was a skilled cabinetmaker and worked at a shop in Georgia where he had apprenticed. His owner collected most of his wages.

Yrsa Daley – Ward is a poet, feminist, model and LGBTQ activist born to a Jamaican mother and a Nigerian father in Northern England.

Emancipation Proclamation

Story of Miguel de Cervantes as he grew up and developed the idea for Don Quixote.

Assata Shakur: Black militant, fugitive cop killer, terrorist threat... or escaped slave?

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Culture of Cuba - history, people, clothing, women, beliefs, food, customs, family, social

Title page from the first edition of The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

Poems About Amazing Hispanics

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Christopher Columbus

'Spending time with Bra Willie is the closest thing to being in touch with the soul of this country': Read Mandla Langa's Introduction to Keorapetse ...

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My Havana: Memories of a Cuban Boyhood, ...

The Taíno were an Arawak people who were the indigenous people of the Caribbean and Florida. At the time of European contact in the late 15th century, ...

Letter from a Region in My Mind

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George Washington first became a slave owner at the early age of eleven.

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Celebrate Black History Month 2019

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e reluctant to work on the sugar estate. Based on this realization, they decided to import Chinese and East Indians to work for them.

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Joseph Cinqué

Two boys perform on diddley bows (single stringed instruments) that they made themselves and play using a soda bottle as a slide.


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To Be a Slave

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