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date: 05 April 2020

Barcala, Lorenzo locked

1775–1835

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Known as “the Black Caballero” for the leading role he played in the Viceroyalty of la Plata's war of independence from Spain. Barcala was named colonel for his leadership. Born a slave in Mendoza, Argentina, Barcala was freed in 1813.

See also Uruguay.

A version of this article originally appeared in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience.

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