Logo of PCN Proceso de Comunidades Negras


We are a collective of organizations of Black Communities that consolidated in the early 90s after the union of several efforts within the social movement that sought to influence the Constituyente of 1991 in which Colombia acquired the denomination of "multi-ethnic and multicultural" nation. We unite more than 120 grassroots organizations, community councils and people who continue to work on the transformation of the political, social, economic, and territorial reality of Black, Afro-descendant, Raizal, and Palenque communities. This is achieved through the defense and advocacy for their collective rights--ancestral and individual--which are based on our guiding principles: reaffirmation of personhood (Identity), Space for that personhood (Territory), Exercising of personhood (Participation and autonomy), Self-determination (Autonomous Development), Solidarity with the struggles of Black people in the world, Historical reparations, and Gender and Generation

We are made up of regional palenques in places with a greater presence of Black communities, and teams or offices in some cities. These include: Palenque Regional el Congal, which is the main headquarters of the PCN and is located in the Department of Valle del Cauca, with its office in the Special District of Buenaventura; Palenque Kurrulao in the Department of Nariño, with its office located in the municipality of Tumaco; Palenque Alto Cauca in the north of the Department of Cauca, with an office in Santander de Quilichao and Puerto Tejada; Palenque Kusutu in the Caribbean region, with its office in the city of Cartagena; the Aburrá Valley team in Medellín; the Magdalena Medio team in the city of Barrancabermeja; and the Bogotá team.




Collections list image from the PCN collection
Colección Dinamicas Organizativas del Pueblo Negro en Colombia

The collection contains information on the organizational activities of black communities in Colombia claiming ethnic rights over territories from the late 1980s and the early 1990s until today. The collection contains materials on the following categories: Territory and Environment, Gender and Generation, Human Rights, Ethnic Education, Ethnic Development, Ethnic Legislation ... Read more.


Categories: Agendas, Books, Clippings, Magazines, Pamphlets, Photographs, Reports

Date Range: 1978 - 2019

Country of Origin: Colombia

Languages: Spanish