Memoria y Sociedad
versión impresa ISSN 0122-5197
ZAPATA-CORTES, Diana Catalina. National miscegenation: a "negro" history yet to be toldMestiçagem nacional: una história "negra" a ser contada. Mem. Soc. [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.29, pp. 91-105. ISSN 0122-5197.
This work analyzes the "negro" representation in the projects of folklore diffusion that spread in the decade 1950-1960 as a product of a socio-political context characterized for its need to redefine national Latin-American identities. In Colombia, this process started in 1930 through the Liberal Republic educational policy, and was designed from the idea of a "mixed race country". The following document carefully explores the work and cultural management exerted by Delia and Manuel Zapata Olivella, two important milestones in the intellectual and cultural fields of the country. They became known for their contribution to the understanding of folklore and the inclusion of "negros" within national memory.
Palabras llave : Representation; "Negro"; Mestization; Folklore; Delia and Manuel Zapata Olivella; Representation; "negro"; mestizaje; Colombia.