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Vicente Ramón Guerrero Saldaña
Mexico’s First Black Indian President

In Spanish tradition, his first or paternal family name is Guerrero and the second or maternal family name is Saldaña. He fought for and presided over the arrival of independence and the abolition of slavery. Theodore Vincent in his book “The Legacy of Vicente Guerrero, Mexico’s First Black Indian President,” and his 2001 article in the Journal of Negro History points out the African and Indian roots of his father Pedro, a mule driver, who passed onto his son a lifelong hatred of slavery and oppression. Guadalupe, Guerrero’s mother, was of Indian and European heritage.

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