Published On: Thu, Feb 21st, 2013

Latino Quote Of The Day™ by Estaban Montejo

esteban“You never saw a black lawyer because they said that blacks were only good for the forest. You never saw a black teacher. It was all for the white Spaniards. Even the white criollos were pushed aside. I seen that myself. A night watchman, whose only job was to walk around, call out the hour, and put out the candle, had to be a Spaniard…”

–    Estaban Montejo (1860-1973), a103-year-old Cuban man of African descent who had lived as a slave in captivity, a fugitive slave in the Las Villas wilderness, and a soldier in the Cuban War for Independence.

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Latino Quote Of The Day™ by Estaban Montejo