Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Black in Latin America
Brazil, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico, and Peru are 6 countries that reflect the South American legacy of 12.5 million Africans who were shipped to the New World during the Middle Passage.
Only 11 million survived the journey, according to historian - educator - author ‘Skip’ Gates.
Black in Latin America by Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., reveals the history of African-South Americans through religion, art, music, cuisine, dance, and politics.
I’ve been enjoying this book on a smart phone Kindle reader, but a traditional paper book version will work just as well too!
Even If you’ve watched the Black in Latin America television specials documenting this research, Gates’ book offers many additional compelling stories.
Discover more about the complex cultural differences between people of color in North and South America. The similarities will also be striking. Black in Latin America is highly recommended.