A Chapter In U.S. History Often Ignored: The Flight Of Runaway Slaves To Mexico

Back in November of 2020, we shared a Washington Post article discussing the Afro-Mexican community descended from self-liberated enslaved Africans who escaped across the border, whose contemporary ancestors were looking to migrate north again in search of better paying jobs. In February, NPR shared an article focusing more on the American side of this initial migration, discussing life on either side of the Texas-Mexico border. The post from November 2020, linked here, is on our website with all of the other past ñapa resources, which can be found at this link.