The questioning on national narrative by subaltern sectors has revealed its heterogeneous, conflictive and historical character, weakening the assumed legitimacy of the hegemonic narrative. This has made silenced narratives to be re-memorized and, therefore, “new” memories under dispute to emerge. This paper is therefore focused on the recent processes of visibilization and remembrance of past by black people in Argentine, who have traditionally been relegated from the narrative of populational formation. Particularly, we inquire about the current state re-constructions of new “afro” memories beginning with calling into question hegemonic significations. In order to do that, we analyze —mainly through participating observation— the discourses of state officials, who interact with “afro” associations and organizations from time to time in Argentina.

Keywords: Memories, visibilization, Argentinean State, afro-descendants, Africans.