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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Economic impact of the Haitian Revolution
02:30 — A look at the economic impact the Haitian Revolution had on Cuba.
Black in Latin America
06:40 — A preview of Black in Latin America, the 11th documentary by Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Antonio Maceo: The Bronze Titan
03:59 — Professor Gates talks with Professor Ada Ferrer about Cuban Revolutionary Antonio Maceo's controversial identity.
Discrimination and Segregation in Cuba under U.S. Occupation
08:46 — Segregation in Cuba under U.S.military occupation according to Professor Marial Iglesias.
Independent Party of Color
04:15 — Afro-Cuban political activism in the early 20th century and the white establishment's backlash.
"Black Fear"
01:56 — White Cuban planters tighten their hold and 'security' on their plantations following the Haitian Revolution of 1804.
Black in Latin America's Henry Louis Gates
02:00 — Professor Gates introduces viewers to the faces and voices of the descendants of the Africans in six Latin-American countries. A quest he began 12 yea (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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