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Black in Latin America, Ep. 01 - Haiti & Dominican Republic: An Island Divided

Black in Latin America, Ep. 01 - Haiti & Dominican Republic: An Island Divided

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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, hear the story of the birth of the first-ever black republic and investigate the slaves’ hard fight for liberation over Napoleon Bonaparte’s French Empire.

Series Description
Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. travels to places in Latin America where Africa has touched the continent with lasting cultural results to explore what happens when African and Hispanic worlds meet.

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