History of Mexican-Black solidarity

Excerpts from a 2007 talk by Debbie Johnson at a meeting in Detroit for Black History Month. There's a long history of Mexicans welcoming and assisting Blacks fleeing US slavery. When white slave-hunting militias would come into Mexico demanding that their property the enslaved workers be returned, many Mexicans rejected these pleas and were angered at the fact that these slave hunters would have the audacity to enter Mexico, a nation that had already banned slavery for moral and religious reasons. As early as 1811, the Rev. [...]