It’s Happening – CUBA Live!

July 31st, 2016 by admin Categories: Cuba, Cuba Monthly Excursions, Destinations, Featured, Field Study Research, MIldred G. Skillman Fund, Public History Programming No Responses
It’s Happening – CUBA Live!
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Cienfuegos Lighthouse, Summer 2016.

The Measure: Heading Back to The Source.

A few months ago one of my sister’s playmates from childhood, called me out of the blue to say that she wanted to experience a point and shoot adventure in Cuba. Shocked, I asked her straight up, you mean you want to go with me to Cuba, to stand in the street and take photographs? You have a deal!!!

Our most interesting guests approach us with special requests. We love doing special.

Thus far we have done, Feria del Libro, Festival Jazz Plaza, African American Artists and Abstraction, Cuban Architecture, surprise birthdays, permaculture, freestyle, and for this second time, point and shoot. Not to mention all the cool events coming up in 2017.

Social capital greases the wheels, making sure that we have an excellent time along the way.

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The Jazz Dancers – Festival Jazz Plaza 2015.

 

So here we are now. A couple of us will go over first.

A few days later our Travelfriend will join us.

Then when the team is complete, we will set off on our triangular road trip, to point and shoot all things Cuban.

Faces, sights, sounds, smells, tastes and of course we will touch most everything.

Over the past few weeks the excitement has been so high, that I have often wanted to scream.

Who knows, perhaps instead there will simply be quiet tears upon arrival.

Meantime we have plans and the image of the Cristal Girl will have to hold me until I make contact with the sand.

The Cristal Girl is from my very first visit, she has magic and sends all of us Love, Peace and palm grease.

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Playa Ancon, Spring 2011.

Beach time soon come.

 

Cuba Project Schedule 

Dec. 13 – 20, 2016  –  32nd La Habana International Festival Jazz Plaza

Feb. 16 – 20, 2017  –  26th Feria del Libro International Book Fair

April 2017  –  Havana Arte – African Influences in Contemporary Art

July 2017  –  Santiago de Cuba – Fiesta del Fuego

December 2017  –  33rd La Habana International Festival Jazz Plaza

For more information and details, please email Research@cinnamontraveler.org or call 404.915.6701.

Adventurous Journeys

 

March 19, 2016

March 19th, 2016 by admin Categories: Cuba, Field Study Research, Herstory Indy Film Fest, MIldred G. Skillman Fund, Mobile, Public History Programming, Reembarque No Responses

ATLANTA GA: TONIGHT – Saturday, March 19, 2016 – CUBA Live!

5:00 p.m. – Live Broadcast of Cinnamon Traveler Report:  “CUBA Live! – President Barack Obama’s visit to CUBA”  WRFG, 89.3 FM, radio program, “Beyond Borders”. 

7:00 p.m. – Film Screening and Community Discussion of Cuban Filmmaker Gloria Rolando film “REEMBARQUE” at the Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeples Street, Atlanta GA 30310.

This public event is a collaboration between Cinnamon Traveler Heritage Trust, the Auburn Avenue Research Library and Hammonds House Museum.

Join Us!

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IBF 25 * 2016

March 12th, 2016 by admin Categories: Cuba, Featured, Feria del Libro, MIldred G. Skillman Fund, Random No Responses
IBF 25 * 2016

La Habana, CUBA –

25th Feria del Libro de La Habana

International Book Fair, February 11 – 21, 2016 

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20

CINNAMON TRAVELER HERITAGE TRUST

SECTION A

PAVILION A-7-E

Cinnamon Traveler @Bohemia

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SATURDAY –

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POP UP PERFORMANCE @NOON

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MOTION

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RESPONSE

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ACTION

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MOVEMENT

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MEMORY

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METHODOLOGY 

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QUANDARY

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STAGE

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SET

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JOY

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PRESENCE 

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INSPECTION

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ANALYSIS

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AWAKENING

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FUN!

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RECOGNITION

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SUSTENANCE 

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APPRECIATION

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HARMONY

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LOVE!

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CUBA LIVE!

 

 

 

 

February 13, 2016

February 13th, 2016 by admin Categories: Cuba, Destinations, Feria del Libro, MIldred G. Skillman Fund, Random No Responses

Day 2

25th Feria del Libro La Habana

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Reflections: Feria del Libro 2015

September 12th, 2015 by admin Categories: Cuba, Feria del Libro, Field Study Research, MIldred G. Skillman Fund No Responses

 

The International Book Fair, Feria del Libro La Habana, Feb. 12 -22, 2015

September 12, 2015, it is now seven months later and the memory still lingers on. 

Picture captions are ahead, some time in the future.

Text narrative will follow as time goes along. Peace

 

The Measure: September 11, 2015 Seven months later the feelings are still fresh. The power of literacy #reflections

The Measure: September 11, 2015
Seven months later the feelings are still fresh.
The power of literacy
#reflections

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The Measure: Hair Texture There is long story behind my day with Basquiat hair.

So much conversation internally and externally about my day with Basquiat hair. It seems that texture was the determinant of messiness or style. Above the Basquiat hair appeared at my presentation. Puts me in the mind of an article that appeared weeks later in March 2015 New Times Sunday Style section titled, She Sounds Smart, but Look at That Hair!

Below after the internal and external discussions, reluctantly I surrendered to a hair adjustment, by my respectable sisterfriend and compañera, C. Wiatta Freeman. 

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In the pink print dress and tan sweater, journalist in action, Wiatta Freeman documented the presentation and a few of these images from the Book Fair.

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LA HABANA, CUBA

LA HABANA, CUBA

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CUBA Live! Sunset

CUBA Live! Sunset

 

 

September 10, 2015

September 10th, 2015 by admin Categories: ATL City Farms Project, Atlanta, MIldred G. Skillman Fund, Public History Programming No Responses
The Measure: September 10, 2015 Accessing progress #visioning #theatlantaway

The Measure: September 10, 2015
Summoning guidance, protection longevity.
Recognizing abundance, opportunity, possibility.
#provenance.

The Measure: September 10, 2015 Summoning guidance, protection longevity. Recognizing abundance, opportunity, visioning. #provenance.

The Measure: September 10, 2015
Summoning guidance, protection longevity.
Recognizing abundance, opportunity, possibility.
#provenance.

Feria del Libro La Habana 2015 – On message

February 16th, 2015 by admin Categories: Cuba, Feria del Libro, MIldred G. Skillman Fund, Mobile, Public History Programming, Random No Responses

Part II – Monday, February 16,2015.

Preparedness meant that this it was important that whatever message Cinnamon Traveler communicated, that the message be delivered en español. Por ejemplo.

La mission de Cinnamon Traveler Heritage Trust es que mostrar, las imågenes positivos de la Diaspora Africana, 

The Measure: February 16, 2015 Feria del Libro La Habana 2015 Mesanje de la tierra Grand Madre #Destination #Estamos en K-14

The Measure: February 16, 2015
Feria del Libro La Habana 2015
Mesanje de la tierra
Grand Madre
#Destination
#Estamos en K-14

que se reflejan en los libros, documentos, la cultura, su participacion y contribucion en deseños constructivos, etc.

The Measure: February 16, 2015 Feria del Libro La Habana 2015 Mesanje de la tierra Todo Mundo #Destination #Estamos en K-14

The Measure: February 16, 2015
Feria del Libro La Habana 2015
Mesanje de la tierra
Todo Mundo
#Destination
#Estamos en K-14

Nos planteamos combatir al estereotipo afrocentrista negativo, es decir destacar la significacion, 

The Measure: February 16, 2015 Feria del Libro La Habana 2015 Mesanje de la tierra Radio Taino en vivo. #Destination #Estamos en K-14

The Measure: February 16, 2015
Feria del Libro La Habana 2015
Mesanje de la tierra
Radio Taino en vivo.
#Destination
#Estamos en K-14

y su belleza, para que has nuevas generaciones conozcan y reconozcan, con orgullo 

The Measure: February 16, 2015 Feria del Libro La Habana 2015 Mesanje de la tierra Radio Taino en vivo. #Destination #Estamos en K-14

The Measure: February 16, 2015
Feria del Libro La Habana 2015
Mesanje de la tierra
Radio Taino en vivo.
#Destination
#Estamos en K-14

estas realidades que respecten y conserven estos aspectos de la Diaspora Africana, como legado sociocultural de nuestros ancestros.

The Measure: February 16, 2015 Feria del Libro La Habana 2015 Mesanje de la tierra Radio Taino en vivo. #Destination #Estamos en K-14

The Measure: February 16, 2015
Feria del Libro La Habana 2015
Mesanje de la tierra
Radio Taino en vivo.
#Destination
#Estamos en K-14

Es segundod años Cinnamon Traveler participacion en Feria del Libro La Habana, entonces muy importante yo tengo mas preparado en español por conversations y interviews.  Mi español es mas o menos, realidades mas menos que mas, pero yo hablo a mi gentes con sonrisa. Me entiende?

The Measure: February 16, 2015 Feria del Libro La Habana 2015 Mesanje de la tierra Radio Taino en vivo. #Destination #Estamos en K-14

The Measure: February 16, 2015
Feria del Libro La Habana 2015
Mesanje de la tierra
Radio Taino en vivo.
#Destination
#Estamos en K-14

February 3, 2015

February 3rd, 2015 by admin Categories: Cuba, Destinations, Feria del Libro, MIldred G. Skillman Fund, Mobile, Public History Programming, Random No Responses

As you can imagine I am having a great deal of fun with this!!! Blessed are those who are protected with a supportive family network. #onelove

The Measure: February 3, 2015 Sporting my Ile Aiye patterns today. Getting a lot of stares and smiles...Ile Aiye fabric is a novel sight in La Habana. So happy to give the fair people of La Habana something new to look at. Needless to say we are very excited to be offering this fabric next week at the 24th annual La Feria del Libro - February 12 - 22, 2015.

The Measure: February 3, 2015
Sporting my Ile Aiye patterns today. Getting a lot of stares and smiles.
Ile Aiye fabric is a novel sight in La Habana.
So happy to give the fair people of La Habana something new to look at.
Needless to say we are very excited to be offering this fabric next week at
the 24th annual La Feria del Libro – February 12 – 22, 2015.

Herstory Indy Film Fest screens “Reembarque”

November 16th, 2014 by admin Categories: "Reembarque" 2014 Film Festival Schedule of Events, Atlanta, Cuba, Destinations, Featured, MIldred G. Skillman Fund, Public History Programming No Responses
Herstory Indy Film Fest screens “Reembarque”

With the support of the Atlanta community, and the graciousness of AfroCuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando, the Friday, November 14, 2014 Herstory Independent Film Festival screenings of the new film documentary Reembarque, were a complete success.  

Cinnamon Traveler Heritage Trust in association with the Mildred Grant Skillman Herstory Educational Scholarship Fund Inc., is honored to organize the Herstory Independent Film Festival.

The Measure, November 14, 2014 Herstory Independent Film Festival, Luncheon Screening Gloria Rolando 2014 documentary, "Reembarque" #Atlantahistory100% #SouthwestArtsCenter

The Measure, November 14, 2014.
Herstory Independent Film Festival, Benefit Luncheon Screening,
Gloria Rolando 2014 documentary, “Reembarque”
#Atlantahistory100% #SouthwestArtsCenter

 

The Measure: November 14, 2014 C. Wiatta Freeman, 2014 MGSkillman Herstory Educational Scholarship fellow, opening comments. #Literacy #AfricanDiaspora #LaFeriadelLibro

The Measure: November 14, 2014.
C. Wiatta Freeman, 2014 MGSkillman Herstory Educational Scholarship fellow, shares opening comments about the film Reembarque and the 2013 MGSkillman Herstory Educational Scholarship fellow, filmmaker Gloria Rolando.
#Literacy #AfricanDiaspora #LaFeriadelLibro

 

The Measure: Novemeber 14, 2014 After the film we engaged in rich and rewarding conversation. #community #fellowship #reembarque

The Measure: Novemeber 14, 2014.
Beautiful and intelligent crowd. After the film we engaged in rich and rewarding conversation.
Thank you everyone and especially our guests who drove from all over the Atlanta region and as far as
Birmingham AL & North Carolina, to join us for lunch and cinema.
#community #fellowship #Reembarque

 

The Measure: November 14, 2014 Friends from Lunch met up with Ms. Rolando in the evening. #Goodtime

The Measure: November 14, 2014
Friends from Lunch met up with Ms. Rolando in the evening.
#HaitiCubaAtlanta

 

The Measure: November 14, 2014 Friends from lunch, meet up with Ms. Rolando.  Happiness abounds #HaitiCubaAtlanta

The Measure: November 14, 2014
Friends from lunch, meet up with Ms. Rolando.
Happiness abounds
#HaitiCubaAtlanta

 

The Measure: November 14, 2014 Herstory Independent Film Festival Audience greets award winning Cuban Filmmaker, Gloria Rolando #AtlantaHistory100%

The Measure: November 14, 2014
Herstory Independent Film Festival
Audience greets award winning Cuban Filmmaker, Gloria Rolando
#AtlantaHistory100%

 

The Measure: November 14, 2014 Herstory Independent Film Festival Winner of 2014 Cuban Workers Union award, Cuban filmmaker dedicated the evening screening of Reembarque to Cuban sugar industry worker organizer, Jesus Menendez, (1911 - 1948) . #Asé

The Measure: November 14, 2014.
Herstory Independent Film Festival
Winner of 2014 Cuban Workers Union award,
Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando announced that the evening screening of “Reembarque”
Is dedicated to Cuban sugar industry labor organizer, Jesus Menendez, (1911 – 1948) .
#Asé

 

The Measure: November 14, 2014 Herstory Independent Film Festival Auburn Avenue Research Library at Hammond House Museum Gloria Rolando 2014 film "Reembarque" #AtlantaHistory100%

The Measure: November 14, 2014.
Herstory Independent Film Festival in association with,
Auburn Avenue Research Library at Hammond House Museum
Gloria Rolando 2014 film “Reembarque”
#AtlantaHistory100%

 

The Measure: November 14, 2014 Herstory Independent Film Festival Auburn Avenue Research Library at Hammond House Museum Gloria Rolando 2014 film "Reembarque" #AtlantaHistory100%

The Measure: November 14, 2014.
Herstory Independent Film Festival in association with,
Auburn Avenue Research Library at Hammond House Museum
Gloria Rolando 2014 film “Reembarque”
#AtlantaHistory100%

 

The Measure: November 14, 2014 Herstory Independent Film Festival in association with Auburn Avenue Research Library at Hammond House Museum Gloria Rolando 2014 film "Reembarque" #AtlantaHistory100%

The Measure: November 14, 2014
Herstory Independent Film Festival in association with
Auburn Avenue Research Library at Hammond House Museum
Gloria Rolando 2014 film “Reembarque”
#AtlantaHistory100%

 

The Measure: November 14, 2014 Herstory Independent Film Festival in association with Auburn Avenue Research Library at Hammond House Museum Gloria Rolando 2014 film "Reembarque" #AtlantaHistory100%

The Measure: November 14, 2014
Herstory Independent Film Festival in association with
Auburn Avenue Research Library at Hammond House Museum
Gloria Rolando 2014 film “Reembarque”
#AtlantaHistory100%

 

The Measure: November 14, 2014 Herstory Independent Film Festival screening of "Reemberque" Community discussion with the Cuban filmmaker, Gloria Rolando. #AtlantaHistory100%

The Measure: November 14, 2014
Herstory Independent Film Festival screening of “Reemberque”
Community discussion with the Cuban filmmaker,
Gloria Rolando.
#AtlantaHistory100%

 

The Measure: November 14, 2014 Herstory Independent Film Festival Gloria Rolando, Cuban filmmaker of the 2014 award winning film "Reembarque" introduces herself to the audience. #publichistoryprograms #Community  #Happinessabounds

The Measure: November 14, 2014
Herstory Independent Film Festival
Gloria Rolando, Cuban filmmaker of the 2014 award winning film “Reembarque” introduces herself to the audience.
#publichistoryprograms
#Community
#Happinessabounds

 

The Measure: November 14, 2014 Herstory Independent Film Festival Gloria Rolando, Cuban filmmaker of the 2014 award winning film "Reembarque" introduces herself to the audience. #publichistoryprograms #Community  #Happinessabounds

The Measure: November 14, 2014
Herstory Independent Film Festival
Gloria Rolando, Cuban filmmaker of the 2014 award winning film “Reembarque” introduces herself to the audience.
#publichistoryprograms
#Community
#Happinessabounds

 

The Measure: November 14, 2014 Director, filmmaker Gloria Rolando, the 2013 M. G. Skillman Fellow, together with 2014, M. G. Skillman Fellow, C. Wiatta Freeman. at Herstory Independent Film Festival. The annual benefit event of Mildred Grant Skillman Herstory Educational Scholarship Fund Inc. #Independent #Sisterhood #Creativity

The Measure: November 14, 2014
Director, filmmaker Gloria Rolando, the 2013 M. G. Skillman Fellow,
Together with 2014, M. G. Skillman Fellow, Writer, Radio Broadcaster, C. Wiatta Freeman.
The Herstory Independent Film Festival, is the annual benefit event of
Mildred Grant Skillman Herstory Educational Scholarship Fund Inc.
#Independent
#Sisterhood
#Creativity

 

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The Measure: November 14, 2014
Team Herstory Independent Film Festival. Herstory Independent Film Festival, is the annual benefit event of Mildred Grant Skillman Herstory Educational Scholarship Fund Inc.
#AtlantaHistory100%
#Independent
#Sisterhood
#Creativity

 

Another successful Public programming event in Atlanta GA, produced by Cinnamon Traveler Heritage Trust in association with the Mildred Grant Skillman Herstory Educational Scholarship Fund Inc.  

Cinnamon Traveler Heritage Trust produces new and exciting public history programming events, workshops and international travel programs, that encourage forums for community engagement.

The Measure: November 14, 2014 Reembarque, Herstory Independent Film Festival Gloria and Grace #ImagenesdelCaribe #CinnamonTraveler #Nextproject #MiAbuela

The Measure: November 14, 2014
Reembarque, Herstory Independent Film Festival
Gloria and Grace
#ImagenesdelCaribe #CinnamonTraveler #Familyvisit #Atlanta
#Nextproject #MiAbuela
#Independent
#Sisterhood
#Creativity

 

What is next?

Throughout Ms. Rolando’s time here in Atlanta and throughout her 2014 U.S. tour, whenever people ask about her next project, she explains her ideas about her 13th film project, an independent fictionalized historic film documentary titled, Mi Abuela – My Grandmother.

Gloria Rolando is currently traveling in the U.S. until December 4, 2014. Ms. Rolando is available to answer questions and can be reached directly at telephone number, 269.823.2635. In Cuba her telephone number is 537-862-7904 and her email address is gloria@icaic.cu  

On behalf of the Mildred Grant Skillman Herstory Scholarship Fund Inc in association with Imagenes del Caribe, we thank you for your continued support. 

Please share freely.

Reflections on Cuba – Literacy, Part Two

March 5th, 2014 by admin Categories: Cuba, Destinations, Feria del Libro, MIldred G. Skillman Fund, Mobile, Public History Programming No Responses

Reflections on Cuba – Literacy, Part Two. Fully engaged at La Feria del Libro.

by C. Wiatta Freeman.

On Tuesday, February 18, 2014, in the Sala José Lezama Lima, through the assistance of a English language translator, the department of Public History Programming hosted a discussion about the mission, work and current projects being done by Cinnamon Traveler Heritage Trust on behalf of the Mildred Grant Skillman Herstory Educational Scholarship Fund Inc. (MGS Fund Inc.,) and the significance of its book exhibition at La Feria del Libro La Habana. 

Photo credit: C. Wiatta Freeman

Photo credit: C. Wiatta Freeman

Representing the independent book publisher Juana Negra Press and making an introduction of book titles by Dare Books Inc. and Big City Entertainment Inc., Cinnamon Traveler is the first book exhibitor from the United States to receive an invitation to participate at the annual international book fair.  Additionally, as the first African American exhibitor, its participation is also historic because of its decidedly Pan-African perspective and affirmative acknowledgement of Cuba as part of a global community of people of African descent that are connected by history, culture, and shared interests. In this context, sharing African-American literature with Cuba is an opportunity to re-connect and provide cultural exchange with Cubans equally yoked by an appreciation and interest in Afrocentric sensibilities and traditions. 

Photo credit: Intern Sara-Lis Muñiz Bueno Aljovin

Photo credit: Intern Sara-Lis Muñiz Bueno Aljovin

The presentation began with the reading of excerpts from the travel guide book “Onward Toward Recife: Cinnamon Traveler: Martha’s Vineyard Guide,” to explain what inspired the establishment of the Cinnamon Traveler Heritage Trust. The book title references Recife, Brazil and its historic significance to the Diaspora as the first stop in the Americas for all enslaved African captives who were brought to the Western hemisphere.  It also acknowledges Brazil as the country with the highest concentration of people of African descent in the Western hemisphere.

Since its Martha’s Vineyard beginnings in the United States, Cinnamon Traveler Heritage Trust has expanded to include field study research excursions to Brazil and Cuba. It was explained that Cinnamon Traveler’s exhibition at La Feria del Libro, the documentation of the experience on its website and blog, and the recent work on behalf of the MGS Fund Inc., which awards a research fellowship grant for women, are the latest manifestations of the Trust’s commitment to the Pan-African Diaspora. In a moment of personal reflection, Director of Public History Programming, Grace Lynis, talked about the feeling of familiarity that she felt on her first trip to Cuba and her return trips since then. Comprehending the full gravity of the experience, she expressed her gratitude for the invitation and coordination by Cubans that have made Cinnamon Traveler’s participation successful.  

Photo credit: C. Wiatta Freeman

Photo credit: C. Wiatta Freeman

She also discussed the importance of books in providing positive self-images for people of African descent and in healing the negative impact of historic and present-day oppression and racism.  She used her travel guide book and one of the children’s books “Black Mother Goose” available at the  Cinnamon Traveler exhibition stand as examples.  

The Pan-African travel guidebooks allow the reader/visitor to go on a cultural tour independently and to be aware of the contributions of Black people to the area.  This helps heal psychological conditioning that minimizes or ignores our culture, history and contributions and leads to the adverse results of devaluing ourselves, other African peoples and our ancestors.  

Discussing the Mother Goose book, she pointed out that popular nursery rhymes and folktales often include caricatures and other derogatory images of people of African descent. Grace further explained the impact of children’s books on self-esteem, saying, 

          “A lot of our ideas about who we are start when we are children. So it’s important that children get to see themselves in a favorable way….From the darkest person to the blancitos…[they too have] African descent…However, whenever we feel negative about ourselves, we deny a portion of ourselves and that contributes to a lot of other internal problems…so it’s very important that we start with our children [and instill]…positive images….so it’s a total continuum from childhood to adulthood…it’s something that we all work on throughout our lives.”

Photo credit: C. Wiatta Freeman

Photo credit: C. Wiatta Freeman

An interesting interaction occurred between Grace and the English translator during the discussion that further elucidates the importance of African peoples defining their experience through literature and other media. While translating to Spanish, the interpreter used the word “slaves” instead of Grace’s wording “enslaved Africans.”  Though not fluent in Spanish, Grace had sufficient understanding to catch this misinterpretation and asked the interpreter to correct her translation. She then explained to the audience why the distinction is significant, stating,

          “The reason that I asked the interpreter to explain [the distinction] clearly is because people of African descent were not slaves, they were enslaved Africans trapped in a slave labor economic system. It was a condition that was put upon them, prisoners of war of triangle trade across the Atlantic Ocean. In our Western hemisphere, African ancestors are called “the slaves” and use of this terminology deliberately diminishes and discounts the humanity of the captive Africans. Therefore it is very important to make a clear distinction.”

The presentation sparked a deeper discussion during the question-and-answer period when a Cuban professor pointed out the insufficient amount of literature available in Cuba that affirms Afro-Cuban and Pan-African culture and history, particularly for children. He expressed appreciation for Cinnamon Traveler’s role in the book fair. 

Photo credit: C. Wiatta Freeman

Photo credit: C. Wiatta Freeman

He also spoke about views on ethnicity and the existence of prejudice in Cuba. He asserted that the Cuban government’s hard work since the 1959 Cuban Revolution to eradicate racism has been successful, particularly in removing discrimination from laws and government policy/practice.  This set a standard for the culture as a whole. However, he pointed out that 55 years is not enough to remove it from the hearts and minds of all Cubans. He acknowledged continued ethnic prejudice, though it has been eradicated structurally. He also made a distinction between how race is viewed in Cuba versus in the United States. He emphasized that Cubans view themselves as Cuban first, and ethnic differences are secondary to that shared identity and culture. He distinguished this nuanced perspective as distinctive and separate from structural racism and ethnic divisions that are popularly practiced in the United States.

Photo credit: C. Wiatta Freeman

Photo credit: C. Wiatta Freeman

 

The dialogue continued after the presentation at Cinnamon Traveler’s booth, which has become a meeting ground for Cubans and other visitors from the Pan African Diaspora to converse as they peruse and shop for books and other cultural items.  I look forward to us inviting you as readers into these dialogues and sharing some of my reflections via future blog posts.

Photo credit: C. Wiatta Freeman

Photo credit: C. Wiatta Freeman

 

Thanks for reading!