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Afro-Antillian Museum (Museo Afro Antillano de Panama )

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Afro-Antillian Museum (Museo Afro Antillano de Panama )

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Steve B wrote a review Dec 2019
Imperial, Missouri509 contributions24 helpful votes
Must see, if you want to know the rest of the story behind how the Panamá Canal was built, and subsequently maintained. It also covers the discrimination Afro Carribbean people faced within the US Canal Zone and traditional Panamanian culture, including their threat to being stateless people, and their present status within Panamá. The displays are bilingual, español - english. Well worth the one dollar admission. Estimate most people would spend about an hour or so here. My opinion, visiting this museum would be a natural followup with a visit to the recently opened Museo de los Derechos Humanos (Human Rights Museum) near the entrance to Amador Causeway. The easiest access to the museum would be by taking Metro to the 5 de Mayo station. Once you get to street level, it's about a 150 meter walk. There's some really cool street art painted on the walls along the way
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Justin B wrote a review Aug 2019
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Coming from Barbados, the role of Afro Caribbean persons in building the canal is very marginalised. This museum provides some background as to why Caribbean persons were recruiter, their origin and a bit of what happened after the completion of the canal. While at first we were disappointed that the attendants didn't speak English we were fortunate to meet Ms.Lowe d' Goodin who gave us valuable insight and further information. So glad we visited.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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iq188 wrote a review Jul 2019
The Bronx, NYC, United States55 contributions5 helpful votes
im a firm believer that viewing our history as a people, is the best method to bridge the racial divide that exist in this world. this small in size but large in historical fact museum offers a glimpse to life for those of who built every major infrastructure project in Panama
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Michele F wrote a review Dec 2018
Louisville, Kentucky287 contributions58 helpful votes
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Because I travel by METRO when I visit Panama City, it was very easy to get to the Afro-Antillian Museum. It is directly across the street from Estacion 5 de Mayo. What's even better, it costs only a dollar. The Museum tells the story of people from the Caribbean who traveled to Panama to build the Canal, the lives they lived, the difficulties they faced, and they managed to make new lives for themselves in Panama, thus shaping and changing what Panama was to what it has become today. It was worth the time and the cost is right. You won't be sorry you went.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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Shellsway wrote a review Aug 2018
7 contributions3 helpful votes
This is a very small museum but I thought the information in it was great, it may only take you 20 minutes to see all of the diplays. It sparked my curiosity to learn more about the Caribbean culture in Panama, their contributions to building the canal and their subsequent treatment. It is located right across the street from a metro stop which makes access pretty easy. It (along with many other places) is closed on Mondays. The display commentary is written in both English and Spanish. I gave it 4 stars because im sure funding for this project is minimal, and I think they did a great job with what they had.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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