Watch the full episode. See more Black in Latin America.
batmon said:my momma was tellin me to peep this. i wanna check big time.
sweatshop said:batmon said:my momma was tellin me to peep this. i wanna check big time.
All four of them are up on the PBS website. I never realized how deep this shit is really opened my eyes.
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SportCasual said:Awesome and fascinating. Thanks for posting. Not the same without all the amazing film shots, but if anyone wants to read more about palenques and quilombos and hand wringing namby pamby abolitionists, I have PDFs for this
sweatshop said: Watch the full episode. See more Black in Latin America.
This is good he did four he total and each show is as good as the other. Black folk throughout the diaspora telling our stories. Anyone else watch these joints?
motown67 said:He did another great series for PBS (can't remember the title right now) where he took 4-5 famous black people and did research on their family background. Two of the most memorable things from that series were:
1) Don Cheadle's family were slaves to an Indian tribe in the south or midwest and never owned by whites.
2) Almost every single person said that they had Indian relatives. This was usually in reference to someone that had "good hair" as in, "They have good hair because they're part Indian." The DNA tests on every single one of them showed that they did not have a drop of Indian in them. Rather they all had white relatives. A researcher theorized that the quite common story of "Indian relatives" was made up by black families to cover up the centuries of race mixing in the U.S. And at least for the people in the show, this wasn't another popular story, that slave masters raped all their slaves, but rather regular whites and blacks have been mixing in America both before and after slavery, but due to racism could not openly talk about it.
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