Friday, April 8, 2011

Africa in Latin America - Two Series

Black in Latin America is the third of a trilogy that began in 1999 with the broadcast of Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s first series for public television, Wonders of the African World, an exploration of the relationship between Africa and the New World, a story he continued in 2004 with America Beyond the Color Line, a report on the lives of modern-day African Americans.

Black In Latin America, premiering nationally Tuesdays, April 19 (Haiti & the Dominican Republic: An Island Divided), April 26 (Cuba: The Next Revolution), May 3 (Brazil: A Racial Paradise?), and May 10 (Mexico & Peru: A Hidden Race), 2011 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings), examines how Africa and Europe came together to create the rich cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Watch the preview:

Readers can go here for more info on the PBS series.

Those interested in the topic of "Afro-Latin Americans" should also check out the Miami Herald series from a few years ago, "A Rising Voice: Afro-Latin Americans."  There is also a lot of great multimedia included in the series. (Thanx to Frenchie Robles of the Herlad for reminding me of this great series).

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