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  • Jose 'Pepe' Pelaez (c.1876 - 1954)
    Address in 1930:*Key West, Monroe, Florida * Surname change from Pelaise to Pelaez after 1900
  • Ygnacio Cobo (1875 - 1950)
    Address in 1910- Key West Florida*Arrived from Cuba onboard the SS Olivette in February 1890*Tobacco dealer

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  • Blacks in Latin America: Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces Latin America's African roots in the four-part series, premiered April 19, 2011, at 8 p.m. ET on PBS. Gates discusses the legacy of colonialism and slavery shared by Brazil, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico, and Peru. The series tells how more than 10 million Africans were taken to the Caribbean and Latin America and kept in bondage far longer than slaves in the United States. (Jet, April 18/25, 2011, p. 11).