Event Information

Title: Black in Latin America: Haiti & the Dominican Republic
Start Time: Wednesday February 01, 2012 06:30 PM
End Time: Wednesday February 01, 2012 09:00 PM
Location: La Casa (715 E. Seventh Street)
Contact: Lillian Casillas

In the Dominican Republic, Professor Gates explores how race has been socially constructed in a society whose people reflect centuries of inter-marriage, and how the country’s troubled history with Haiti informs notions about racial classification. In Haiti, Professor Gates tells the story of the birth of the first-ever black republic, and finds out how the slaves’s hard fight for liberation over Napoleon Bonaparte’s French Empire became a double-edged sword.

Contact Email: lacasa@indiana.edu
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