Black in Latin America

PBS
PBS
Show More

4 videos in this collection

Haiti & Dominican Republic - An Island Divided
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…
Cuba - The Next Revolution
Find out how the culture, religion, politics and music of Cuba are inextricably linked to the importation of slaves.
Brazil - A Racial Paradise
Discover how this "rainbow nation" is waking up to its legacy as the world's largest slave economy.
Mexico & Peru - The Black Grandma in the Closet
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…

Related videos

RFK in the Land of Apartheid: A Ripple of Hope
Featuring never before seen archival footage, and interviews in South Africa and the United States, filmmakers Larry Shore and Tami Gold tell the little-known story of Senator Robert Kennedy's influential June 1966 visit to South Africa during the worst years of Apartheid. The film is a unique portrait of Senator…
Mexico & Peru - The Black Grandma in the Closet
Part of the Series: Black in Latin America
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.
The Black Fatherhood Project
In The Black Fatherhood Project, filmmaker Jordan Thierry leads viewers through an honest and essential exploration of fatherhood in Black America, providing historical context and conversation for an issue at the core of the Black experience today. Nationwide, 67 percent of Black children live in single-parent families, predominantly with their…
Haiti & Dominican Republic - An Island Divided
Part of the Series: Black in Latin America
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.
Brownsville Black and White
This poignant and powerful documentary explores the complex history of interracial cooperation, urban change, and social conflict in Brownsville, a neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, from the 1930s to the 2000s. A case study of the tragedy of urban American race relations, the film recounts the transformation of Brownsville from…
Am I Too African to be American? Too American to be African?
Am I: Too African to be American or Too American to be African? is a documentary film that explores the complex identity formations of young African women living in America and West Africa who identify bi-culturally. It specifically looks at how they wrestle with concepts of race, complexion, gender, and…
Black and Cuba - Students Explore Race and Society in Cuba
Black and Cuba follows street-smart Ivy League students who are outcasts at their elite university, as they band together and adventure to Cuba to see if revolution is truly possible. Intent on sharing their experiences, the students film their journey through the streets of Havana and Santiago. They observe the…
Chicano! History of the Mexican-American Civil Rights Movement
This four part landmark documentary series now a classic for Mexican American history of the U.S., chronicles the struggle for equality and social justice of the Mexican American community in the United States from 1965 to 1975. Produced from Austin Texas by Galan Productions, Inc. It features the Chicano land…
I Am Not Your Negro - James Baldwin and Race in America
An Oscar-nominated documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO explores the continued peril America faces from institutionalized racism. In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of…
Life on the Line - Coming of Age Between Nations
Just two years ago, the Torrez family looked a lot like many American families: Mexican-American with immigrant roots, multilingual and multicultural, working class with two kids in public schools getting a decent education, living in a mid-sized American city and weathering the economic downturn with any work the primary bread-winner…
The Black Panthers - Vanguard of the Revolution 
PBS
In the turbulent 1960s, change was coming to America and the fault lines could no longer be ignored -- cities were burning, Vietnam was exploding, and disputes raged over equality and civil rights. A new revolutionary culture was emerging and it sought to drastically transform the system. The Black Panther…
Famous Writers: Chester Himes & Ralph Ellison
CHESTER HIMES was an internationally acclaimed African American writer who created a violent and cynical picture of the black experience in America by writing about his encounters with racism. This program is a moving portrait of a man who used his literary talents to vent his rage against an unjust…