In the 1600s, about a third of Lima’s population was made up of Afro-Peruvians, most of them slaves brought from West Africa, primarily Angola. Many of these converted to Christianity, including a talented young man enslaved at the Pachacamilla Plantation, on what was then the outskirts of Lima. He may have been named Pedro Dalcón.
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