Strong roots……lost in pride.

Done the Nigerian movie. Now watching Black in Latin America. Who knew more African slaves from countries like Angola and the Congo came to Latin America than to North America. They had their first African established town before the Mayflower even landed. I may be late, but I’ve never had world history. Check it out guys!

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2011/may/09/black-latin-america-mexico-peru-black-grandma-clos/

Professor Gates’ journey discovers, behind a shared legacy of colonialism and slavery, vivid stories and people marked by African roots. He introduces viewers to the faces and voices of the descendants of the Africans in six Latin-American countries, who created these worlds. He shows the similarities and distinctions between these cultures and how the New-World manifestations are rooted in, but distinct from, their African antecedents.

A quest he began 12 years ago with “Wonders Of The African World” comes full circle in “Black In Latin America,” an effort to discover how Africa and Europe combined to create the vibrant cultures of Latin America, with a rich legacy of thoughtful, articulate subjects whose stories are astonishingly moving and irresistibly compelling.

“Mexico & Peru: The Black Grandma In The Closet”

In Mexico and Peru, Professor Gates explores the almost unknown history of the significant numbers of black people — the two countries together received far more slaves than did the United States —brought to these countries as early as the 16th and 17th centuries, and the worlds of culture that their descendants have created in Vera Cruz on the Gulf of Mexico, the Costa Chica region on the Pacific and in and around Lima, Peru.

http://www.vuvox.com/collage/detail/036f46ea50

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