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Pedro Alanso Niño

The First Black Explorer to the New World

Pedro Alanso Niño born 1455 was a Spanish explorer of African descent. He was the pilot of the Nina, one of the three ships on the first Christopher Columbus voyage to the Americas in 1492. Nino also called by some El Negro, was born in Mugar, Spain his mother was an unidentified African woman and why Niño a Spanish sailor was his father. In his formati…

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The Unhidden Minute
The Unhidden Minute is part of the Unhidden Podcast Project supported through a National Geographic Explorer Grant from the National Geographic Society. This series celebrates the untold stories of Black American history.
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