Black in Latin America

  • 2011
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

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.

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Mexico and Peru: The Black Grandma in the Closet Season 1, Episode 4 May 10, 2011 Subscription

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.

Brazil: A Racial Paradise? Season 1, Episode 3 May 3, 2011 Subscription

Discover how this "rainbow nation" is waking up to its legacy as the world's largest slave economy.

Cuba: The Next Revolution Season 1, Episode 2 Apr 26, 2011 Subscription

Find out how the culture, religion, politics and music of Cuba are inextricably linked to the importation of slaves.

Haiti and Dominican Republic: An Island Divided Season 1, Episode 1 Apr 19, 2011 Subscription

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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Black in Latin America
Skip Gates travels to places in Latin America where Africa has touched the continent with lasting cultural results to explore what happens when Africa (more…)
Black in Latin America
Skip Gates travels to places in Latin America where Africa has touched the continent with lasting cultural results to explore what happens when Africa (more…)
Black in Latin America
Skip Gates travels to places in Latin America where Africa has touched the continent with lasting cultural results to explore what happens when Africa (more…)
Black in Latin America
Skip Gates travels to places in Latin America where Africa has touched the continent with lasting cultural results to explore what happens when Africa (more…)

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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)

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