American Pictures/ Chris Sharp
The Garifuna, also known as Black Caribs, have African slave and Carib Indian
ancestry. Originating in the Caribbean island of St Vincent, they were deported
in the late 18th century to islands off the Honduran coast, from where they made
their way to the Central American mainland. Traditionally their date of arrival
in what was then British Honduras (Belize today) is said to be November 19, 1802,
a date now celebrated as Garifuna Settlement Day. The photo shows
a Garifuna teacher and primary school pupil.