Colombia elected its first leftist president on June 19, 2022. Francia Marquez Mina, who was elected vice president, has told her story and the struggles of Afro-Colombians in the pages of News & Letters.
The March-April 2010 issue of News & Letters, page 8, presented her story under the headline “Afro-Colombian seeks solidarity in U.S.” from the Chicago stop of her tour that year.
The November-December 2012 issue, page 8, excerpted a speech she gave in Chicago under the title “Afro-Colombians throw off shackles.”
“Afro-Colombian Women: Defeating invisibility,” in the January-February 2013 issue, was Gerry Emmett’s review of the film La Toma, in which Marquez appeared.