Henry Louis Gates’ PBS TV Series Black in Latin America Runs April 19 to May 10, 2011
Henry Louis Gates’ PBS TV Series Black in Latin America
Runs April 19 to May 10, 2011
April 19, 2011-Black in Latin America | Haiti & The Dominican Republic: An Island Divided in the Dominican Republic, Professor Gates explores how race has been socially constructed in a society whose people reflect centuries of inter-marriage, 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 enslaved people’s hard fought liberation over Napoleon Bonaparte’s French Empire became a double-edged sword.
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