The Free Registry commemorates the legacy of the African Diaspora and serves as a counterpoint to the 1852 Slave Registry of the Village of Ponce, a perfunctory list of owners and their “properties” with descriptions that painfully reveal the inhumanity of slavery. Visitors, regardless of their bloodline, are invited to connect with our shared history. TO COMMENT, JUST CLICK ON ANY OF THE POST TITLES

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Ponce Slave Registry

I enjoyed the exhibition by  Diogenes Ballestar  who is educating  this community of the history of Africans in Puerto Rico.  This exhibition has open my eyes to ancestors unknown, who come alive as I visually review actual slave documents from Ponce, Puerto Rico.  I thank  the MediaNoche Gallery for providing an artistic venue for artist's  like Ballestar and for educating me on my African Roots. 

Modupe Y Aché Pa Tí  (Gracias) 

Brunilda Vega
Community Board #11


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

mira de nuevo el anonimisimo TV:

readlidad: Primos Castaing

Edme Castaing (1796–1823) was a French physician[1] and is thought to have been the first person to use morphine to commit murder[2].

http://www.castaing-foiegras.com/
THE AMBASSADOR OF PRODUCTS FROM FRANCE - GASCONYProducer of foie gras, prepared meals and Landaise specialities since 1925, the Maison Castaing has seen its reputation grow, crossing borders into many different countries,

François J. Castaing (born 1945 in France) is a 27-year veteran automotive executive with Renault, American Motors, and Chrysler.[1] He is an engineering graduate from École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers in Paris, and worked in Europe for Gordini and Renault before being named Vice President for Product Engineering and Development at American Motors Corporation (AMC).

www.castaing.com
will be ready soon!

Madeleine Castaing, 1929
Chaim Soutine (French, born Lithuania, 1893–1943)
Madeleine Castaing (1894–1992) and her husband Marcellin were pillars of the artistic community of Montparnasse and became intimate friends of such avant-garde artists and writers as André Derain, Fernand Léger, Pablo Picasso, Blaise Cendrars, and especially Soutine. The Castaings led a very cosmopolitan lifestyle, and were especially interested in antiques and interior design

Ana M. Castaing Torruellas (ABOGADA!)
Firm: Castaing Torruellas, Ana M.
Address: Belgica
Ponce, PR

http://www.artdaily.com/indexv5.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=22524

NEW YORK.- The New York School of Interior Design will host a screening of the world premiere of the documentary film Madeleine Castaing, produced by Christopher Flach in association with Beekman Films.

Que buena vida!

Carol Lubran said...

A fascinating exhibit that allows the viewer to enter history. Through the use of new media you can better understand the tragic history that underlies present-day Puerto Rico.

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