Black in Latin America: Peru, Mexico, Haiti and Santo Domingo

More Africans were taken to Mexico and Peru than to the United States, but the African influence has struggled to survive. Clips from the PBS series by our editor-in-chief.

More blacks were transported as slaves to Mexico and Peru than to the United States. Afro-Peruvians have staged a cultural revival, but Afro-Mexicans are much more reticent about their origins. Haitians are proudly black, but brown-skinned Dominicans prefer the term “Indio.” These are just a few of the findings in Black in Latin America, the new four-part PBS documentary series by The Root‘s editor-in-chief, Henry Louis Gates Jr. We have video clips to give you the sabor — the flavor of the series.