Black in Latin America

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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…

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