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Black In Latin America

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Ch. Title Description # Day Date Time Length RPT CC DVS AD MD
36.1 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 slaves's hard fought liberation over Napoleon Bonaparte's French Empire became a double-edged sword. (1 of 4)
101 TU 09/16/14 04:00am 00:56:45 (RPT) (CC) (DVS) ST
36.1 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 revolution in 1959. (2 of 4)
102 TU 09/16/14 05:00am 00:56:46 (RPT) (CC) (DVS) ST
36.1 Brazil: A Racial Paradise? In Brazil, Professor Gates delves behind the facade of Carnival to discover how this 'rainbow nation' is waking up to its legacy as the world's largest slave economy. (3 of 4)
103 WE 09/17/14 04:00am 00:56:46 (RPT) (CC) (DVS) ST
36.1 Mexico & Peru: The Black Grandma in the Closet Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the history of of black in Mexico and Peru beginning in the 16th and 17th centuries. He examines the culture their descendants created in Vera Cruz on the Gulf of Mexico, the Costa Chica region on the Pacific, and in and around Lima, Peru. (4 of 4)
104 WE 09/17/14 05:00am 00:56:46 (RPT) (CC) (DVS) ST