Black History Month “Black in Latin America” Film Series

Black History Month “Black in Latin America” Film Series

In celebration of Black History Month the Center will be screening & discussing the PBS four part series, “Black in Latin America” with Professor Henry Louis Gates, JR.

Gates travels to places in Latin America where Africa has touched the continent with lasting cultural results to explore what happens when African and Hispanic worlds meet.
Gates sets out on a quest to discover how Latin Americans of African descent live now, and how their countries acknowledge or deny their African past; how the fact of race and African ancestry play themselves out in the multicultural worlds of the Caribbean and Latin America. Starting with the slave experience and extending to the present, Gates unveils the history of the African presence in six Latin American countries—Brazil, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico, and Peru—through art, music, cuisine, dance, politics, and religion, but also the very palpable presence of anti-black racism that has sometimes sought to keep the black cultural presence from view.

Monday, February 25, 2013
1 -3 PM & 7 –9 PM
Haiti & the Dominican Republic: An Island Divided
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
1 -3 PM & 7 –9 PM
Cuba: The Next Revolution
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
1 -3 PM & 7 –9 PM
Brazil: A Racial Paradise?
Thursday, February 28, 2013
1 -3 PM & 7 –9 PM
Mexico & Peru: The Black Grandma in the Closet
Houston Community College Central
Learning Hub/Science Building, Room 101
1300 Holman Street Houston, Texas 77004

*The screening is free and open to the public. However, donations are welcome. Register online at and access the “Events” page.
* Parking in multi-level garage across the street on the east side of building. Enter parking lot from La Branch Street.
*Houston Community College System seeks to provide equal educational opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

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