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Black in Latin America

Black in Latin America
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uncovers Latin America's African roots in this four-part series. Black in Latin America is a quest to discover how Africa and Europe combined to create the vibrant cultures of Latin America, with a rich legacy of thoughtful, articulate subjects whose stories are astonishingly moving and irresistibly compelling.

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Brazil: A Racial Paradise? Air date: 05-03-2011 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1906000944/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In Brazil, Professor Gates explores how this 'rainbow nation' is waking up to its legacy as the world's largest slave economy. /episodes/get/4992 /episode/4992 Black in Latin America: Brazil: A Racial Paradise? /episode-player/4992
Cuba: The Next Revolution Air date: 04-26-2011 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1898347038/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In Cuba Professor Gates finds out how the culture, religion, politics and music of this island are inextricably linked to the huge amount of slave labor imported to produce its enormously profitable 19th century sugar industry, and how race and racism have fared since Fidel Castro's Communist... /episodes/get/4993 /episode/4993 Black in Latin America: Cuba: The Next Revolution /episode-player/4993
Haiti & the Dominican Republic: An Island Divided Air date: 04-19-2011 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1877436791/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In the Dominican Republic, Professor Gates explores how race has been socially constructed, and how the country's troubled history with Haiti informs notions about racial classification. In Haiti, Professor Gates tells the story of the birth of the first-ever black republic, and finds out how the... /episodes/get/4994 /episode/4994 Black in Latin America: Haiti & the Dominican Republic: An Island Divided /episode-player/4994
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Haiti & the Dominican Republic: An Island Divided
In the Dominican Republic, Professor Gates explores how race has been socially constructed, and how the country's troubled history with Haiti informs notions about racial classification. In Haiti, Professor Gates tells the story of the birth of the first-ever black republic, and finds out how the...
Air date: 04/19/2011
Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1877436791/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In the Dominican Republic, Professor Gates explores how race has been socially constructed, and how the country's troubled history with Haiti informs notions about racial classification. In Haiti, Professor Gates tells the story of the birth of the first-ever black republic, and finds out how the... /episodes/get/4994 /episode/4994 Black in Latin America: Haiti & the Dominican Republic: An Island Divided /episode-player/4994
Cuba: The Next Revolution
In Cuba Professor Gates finds out how the culture, religion, politics and music of this island are inextricably linked to the huge amount of slave labor imported to produce its enormously profitable 19th century sugar industry, and how race and racism have fared since Fidel Castro's Communist...
Air date: 04/26/2011
Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1898347038/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In Cuba Professor Gates finds out how the culture, religion, politics and music of this island are inextricably linked to the huge amount of slave labor imported to produce its enormously profitable 19th century sugar industry, and how race and racism have fared since Fidel Castro's Communist... /episodes/get/4993 /episode/4993 Black in Latin America: Cuba: The Next Revolution /episode-player/4993
Brazil: A Racial Paradise?
In Brazil, Professor Gates explores how this 'rainbow nation' is waking up to its legacy as the world's largest slave economy.
Air date: 05/03/2011
Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1906000944/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In Brazil, Professor Gates explores how this 'rainbow nation' is waking up to its legacy as the world's largest slave economy. /episodes/get/4992 /episode/4992 Black in Latin America: Brazil: A Racial Paradise? /episode-player/4992
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