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Latinos in the Bronx piece together their own history, NY Daily News

As part of a year-long effort to collect the Bronx’s Latino history, the Bronx County Historical Society has installed a new exhibit featuring vintage photos, vinyl records of Latino music and old newspapers, the NY Daily News reports.

“We want to open up a dialogue about this,” Angel Hernandez told the newspaper. “We want to give people the opportunity to speak up and become a part of Bronx history.”

Today, Hispanics make up 53.5% of the borough’s population, up from 48.3% a decade ago, according to the latest government census.

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Haiti through dance

Audio slideshow by Elettra Fiumi and David Patrick Alexander.

As part of the BlakTino Festival at the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, the KaNu Dance Theater troupe performed a show based on Haiti’s struggle for independence from France in 1804. Dance movements with chains represented the fight against slavery by the French and songs about significant leaders of the Haitian Revolution, like Toussaint L’Ouverture, celebrated the freedom attained through this rebellion.

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