*You’ve seen “Black in America.” Well now get ready for another incredible journey with “Black in Latin America” to be hosted by Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
The four-part series will uncover the rich African history of Black Latin American people who share a dark past of enslavement, colonialism and oppression.
Not to be confused with CNN’s series “Black in America,” the PBS documentary is part of Gates’ series of presentations like “African American Lives” (2006), “Oprah’s Roots” (2007), and “Looking for Lincoln” (2009).
Throughout the series, he will show viewers the similarities and distinctions between the African world and the African-Latino world. He will venture into the rich African history prevalent in each of the six-Latin cultures explored.
“Black in Latin America” will air on PBS starting April 19.