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Black in Latin America

A little perspective can be eye-opening.

It's estimated that over 12.5 million men, women and children were forcibly transported over a period of four centuries as part of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Of those who survived, some 450,000 disembarked in the United States. The majority, however, arrived in South America and the Caribbean. Yet, the "Black Experience" can too often be contextualized as an American one rooted in the U.S. Why? What about the rich cultural influences of being Black in Latin America?

Henry Louis Gates Jr. asks this and other questions in a four-part series about the influence of African descent on Latin America. Check out a featured clip below. Then we'd like to know what you think.

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