Caribbean Art Bridged My African-American and Afro-Panamanian Identities

A portion of the mural at the Afro Antillano Museum in Calidonia, Panama City, Panama

Growing up, I was either “Black” Anthony or “Panamanian” Anthony. Except for at home, in terms of my interests, activities, and relationships my two identities rarely mixed. I associated fútbol (soccer) with Panama, but the music I listened to was considered “Black”. People usually didn’t think of me as Latino. Thus, my “Black” identity became the first layer of…