by Henry Louis Gates Jr. onApril 8, 2011
Less than 5 percent of the 11.5 million Africans wrenched into slavery ended up in the United States. That is one reason Editor-in-Chief Henry Louis Gates Jr. decided to explore the lives and cultures of blacks from Brazil to Haiti, from Peru to Mexico, in his new PBS television series.
July 27, 2010
When it comes to race, Cuba is far from a utopia. As part of The Root's series exploring the island's color complex, one of Cuba's esteemed social scientists writes about the aftermath of an open letter decrying racism there.
by Leonardo Padura onJuly 26, 2010
When it comes to race, Cuba is far from the utopia that black intellectuals like to think it is. As part of The Root's series exploring the island's color complex, Cuba's best-known novelist weighs in.
by Morris Thompson onApril 8, 2010
There are traces of Mother Africa all along Mexico's Pacific Coast. You just have to know where to look.
by Morris Thompson onApril 7, 2010
Welcome to the Mexico that you don't know. The slaveship express made stops all over the Americas—including the Estados Unidos Mexicanos.
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