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Why on July the 20th?

Updated: May 18, 2021

A virtual event about the history of our country that will answer these and other questions.

In an interesting conversation about the events that changed our history, Eduardo Durán Gómez, president of the Colombian Academy of History, Lina del Castillo, Associate Professor for History and Latin America at the University of Texas and Jose Montelongo, curator of books on America Latina from the John Carter Brown Library, will answer the most important questions about the events before and after July 20th, 1810.

The Colombian Ambassador to the United States, Francisco Santos, will moderate the conversation. Audience will be also able to see valuable documents about our independence, kept as jewels by the John Carter Brown Library, from the comfort of your home.

The event that will take place next Monday, July 20th at 7 pm ET, 6 pm Colombian time, will give international context to the historic date and will show how events in Europe, the United States and other countries in Latin America influenced the events that would give rise to our independence.

Likewise, the role of diplomatic efforts that helped officially recognize the dates that we have been celebrating every 365 days and for more than 200 years our young historical identity will be discussed.

For Ambassador Santos "in this conversation we will be talking about the facts that not many people know, the importance of our identity, our close ties with countries in the Western Hemisphere and our values".

The event will be seen through the Colombian Embassy in the United States Facebook page

You can also register here to receive a reminder about the event and information about our cultural programming.

For more information

Silvia Dangond-Gibsone

703 200 4064


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