Referring to Samaná, analyze the African American and Afro-Latin connections by explaining the socio-historical connections between the 19th Century AA of the USA and Haiti and DR. Provide specific examples. 100 word
The first group of freed slaves African Americans arrived in Samana, Dominic Republic in 1824 AD. The number of African Americans that came to Samana is estimated to be around 6000. At present, over 80% of Samana’s population is from the African American descent. There are many socio-cultural similarities between African American and African Latinos due to the fact that most of them emigrated from USA back in the 19th century. The African Americans brought English as their language and it is still understood and spoken by many in Samara. The African Americans also remained on their brand of Christian faith that they brought with them from USA.