I started this year knowing almost NOTHING about my mother’s side of the family. No pictures, no names, nothing. After extensive research (and I mean extensive... ) I’ve found that I have some pretty badass ancestors. 🌿
María de Luz Zapata Salazar is my great great great grandmother. She is of Nahua (Aztec),
Spanish, and supposedly African descent. She happens to also be sister to Emiliano Zapata Salazar, a leader of peasant and indigenous people during the Mexican Revolution.
José de La Luz Blanco (Pic 3), was also apart of the Mexican Revolution and accompanied Pancho Villa (whom was allied with the Zapata’s) I’ve learned that if you’re a Blanco from Chihuahua, we most likely related. (Zapata married into the Blanco family) ✊🏽🇲🇽