THE THIRD ROOT
Heritage of Central America
By Kent C. Williams
©2001 - Kent C. Williams, Santa Rosa, California
of African Descent in the History of Central America
- Most famous of the Afro-Panamanian kings of the maroon
communities of the Darien.
Alejo Benji - Garifuna leader who left Honduras with a number of
followers for the shores of Belize (1832).
Joseph Blisset - Founder of the Belize
Labor Party and fighter for Belizean independence.
Rod Carew - Panamanian born baseball great who was inducted into the
baseball Hall of Fame.
- President and dictator of Guatemala (1844-1848, 1851-1865) of Afromestizo
Roque Cordero - Panamanian classical composer.
Ruben Dario - Nicaraguan poet and writer of mixed African, European
and native American ancestry.
Roberto Duran - Famous Panamanian boxer.
Adam Flowers - Colonial leader of Belize who voted to stand and
defend the colony against the Spanish in 1797.
Edgardo “El General” Franco - Panamanian popular singer.
George Frederick II - Miskito king - crowned by the British in 1816.
- The first Miskito king - crowned by the British in 1687.
Lloyd La Beach - Olympic medalist (track & field) from Panama.
Diego Mendez - Was with Columbus on his fourth voyage (to Central
America - 1502).
Carlos Mendoza - President of Panama during the building the Panama
King Miguel - Organized one of the first major slave rebellions in
Latin-American history (Honduras - 1555)
- Famous Garifuna painter and artist from Belize.
Nuflo de Olano - Afro-Hispanic
nobleman, he was with Balboa when he “discovered” the Pacific in 1513.
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