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Black in Latin America

Haiti & the Dominican Republic: An Island Divided

Special | 51m 25s

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In the Dominican Republic, Professor Gates explores how race has been socially constructed, 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 hard fight for liberation became a double edged sword.

Aired: 04/19/11 | Rating: NR

Funding for BLACK IN LATIN AMERICA is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Public Television Stations and Viewers Like You. Additional funding is provided by the Ford Foundation, Richard Gilder, and Alphonse Fletcher.

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