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Travel to Mexico and Peru with Professor Gates as he explores the almost unknown history of the numbers of black people brought to these countries as early as the 16th and 17th centuries.
Discover how this "rainbow nation" is waking up to its legacy as the world's largest slave economy.
Find out how the culture, religion, politics and music of Cuba are inextricably linked to the importation of slaves.
Join Professor Gates as he explores how race has been socially constructed in the Dominican Republic and as he tells the story of the birth of the first-ever black republic in Haiti.
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- Premiered: April 19, 2011
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: Latin America's African roots are explored in visits to Brazil, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico and Peru. Included: how Latin Americans of African descent live; how their countries acknowledge or deny their African past. (more)