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Did You Know Mexicans of African Descent Established Los Angeles in 1781?

Did You Know Mexicans of African Descent Established Los Angeles in 1781?

— ADVERTISEMENT — The Los Angeles Pobladores, or “townspeople,” were a group of 44 settlers and four soldiers from Mexico who established the famed city on this day in 1781 in what is now California. The settlers came from various Spanish castes, with over half of the group being of African descent. Governor of Las Californias, a Spanish-owned …

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