A BLACK MAN LIBERATED MEXICO Vicente Guerrero was a Black mulatto and ex-slave who became El Presidente of Mexico in 1825. After being crowned president Guerrero abolished 300 years of slavery in Mexico and the death penalty. The white Spanish conspired and plotted against him. They eventually drove him out of office and had him hanged. One of the states in Mexico is named after him. REMEMBER THE ALAMO: Remember slavery Because Mexico outlawed slavery by their Black president they went to war with Texas in 1836 at the Alamo because whites wanted free labor from Blacks. First Mexicans were Black The first Mexican was black. Until the 16th century, there was no Mexico nor Mexicans. Mexicans are a by-product of the racial and cultural mixing of Asian-african Indians, White Spaniards and African Blacks. Following Columbus so-called discovery of the Americas, Mexico, as a country, was originaly called New Spain. In 1519, Hernando Cortes and more than 300 African blacks set out to explore New Spain and Central America. Upon his arrival, he was greeted by Zambos, people of African-Indian mixtures, who treated Cortes like a God. Between 1500-1650 Spanish slave traders and explorers imported millions of African slaves into New Spain, or Mexico, to dig in the mines for silver and gold. The intermingling of millions of black slaves with white Spanish conquistadors and African-Aztec Indians created a hybrid ethnicity. By the 19th century, people of African descent had been completely absorbed into Mexico’s Mestizo population. Today’s mestizos are a biological and cultural mixing of White Europeans, Indians and people of African descent, people who try to erase their black heritage by labeling themselves Mexicans, Hispanics, Latinos and Chicanos.