BLACK MOSAIC: Community, Race, and Ethnicity Among Black Immigrants in Washington, D.C.


Today, Washington and its suburbs in Virginia and Maryland are home to significant populations of Black people from Africa, Central and South America and the Caribbean. This international migration of people from many cultures and ethnicities has broadened Black community life in the Washington metropolitan area.

This exhibit looks at the immigration of people of African descent from Central and South America and the Caribbean to the Washington metropolitan area. It examines how the perceptions and the realities of race, color, and ethnicity have shaped peoples.

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