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For decades, Dr. Marta Moreno Vega has helped to define Afro-Latino identity within and outside of the United States. She joins Latino USA to talk about this topic, as well as issues of equity and cultural capital.

Dr. Vega was born in El Barrio “Spanish Harlem” of Puerto Rican parents born in Puerto Rico. An Afro Puerto Rican, De. Vega has dedicated her professional life to developing culturally grounded institutions placing the history and culture of African descendants in the Diaspora in the time clock of world history. She is founder and president of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, an international not for profit organization located in New York City which she created in 1976.