Black in Latin America

Season 1 Episode 1

Haiti and Dominican Republic: An Island Divided

Aired Unknown Apr 20, 2013 on
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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, 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.moreless

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