Photographer's Note

The panel makes reference to the congress held in the cathedral of Chilpancingo, present-day capital of Guerrero State, in the mountains to the south of Mexico. One of the outcomes from this meeting was a Declaration of Independence from Spain, dated the 14th of September, 1814 CE. Article 4 of the declaration required that slavery be abolished and all class, racial and social divisions be replaced by the title "American", for all native born. Mexico officially became independent from Spain on September 28, 1821.

Slavery was not abolished in Mexico, and slaves emancipated, until September 16, 1829. The man who saw to this was the second president of Mexico. He was an uneducated man; in youth a mule driver, his father a mestizo and mother an African slave. He rose to the rank of General in the Mexican army, having fought the Spaniards for many years. He was in office only from April 1, 1829 until December 27, 1829. Unfortunately, remnants and variants of slavery continue to this day - in many places, not only in Mexico. Oh, his name is Vicente Guerrero, and he was honoured by the homeland naming a state after him.

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 914] (1950)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-05-19
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-04-09 4:34
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