Department of Languages
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Brother Herman Johnson, O.P., Ed. D.
“Fray Bartolomé de las Casas, a Dominican Brother, was an impassioned critic of conquistador cruelty towards the Indigenous peoples. He argued for their rights before the Spanish royal court and in many of his writings. In this video, the multilingual actor Viggo Mortensen reads from las Casas' writings concerning the description of an auto dafé directed against Indians who refused to accept Christianity.”