Welcome to the Afro-Central America Library Guide, a collection of select resources to support research and learning about the Black African diaspora in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.
Black Africans and Afro-descendants have been present in Central America since the beginning of the sixteenth century. The diaspora has left a significant mark on the region's economies and cultures ever since. From the maroon communities of Panama to afro-indigenous Caribbean migrations, from Black laborers on Honduran banana plantations to the origins of reggaetón in the Canal Zone, Black Central American history is rich, complex, and often overlooked. This Library Guide highlights resources at Tulane University's Latin American Library and beyond to promote the study of Afro-Central America.