'Black in Latin America'

The latest PBS miniseries by professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. ("America Beyond the Color Line"), this documentary finds the noted Harvard scholar exploring the title theme by probing the backgrounds - and commonalities - of many of the residents of Brazil, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico and Peru.

Among the many interesting statistics Gates reveals: how relatively few Africans, headed for the New World at the time, ultimately arrived in the territory now known as the United States. **** (Not rated: AS, P)

Buy 'Black in Latin America' on DVD.

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