Full Episode: Brazil, a Racial Paradise?

Professor Henry Louis Gates focuses on Manuel Querino as of minute 28 of this episode, comparing him to WEB Du Bois and Carter G. Woodson, "the fathers of African-American history".



The cost of racism « Resist racism

Before Dr. Ronald E. McNair was an astronaut, he was a little boy who lived in Lake City, South Carolina. And the Lake City library did not allow African Americans to borrow books. Nine-year-old McNair refused to leave the library and the police were called.

Now the library is being renamed after him.

McNair was the second African American astronaut in space. He held a Ph.D. in physics from MIT and was a specialist in laser physics. What a loss it would have been if he had never been allowed to borrow those books.

The cost of racism « Resist racism


Black in Latin America Conference | W.E.B. Du Bois Institute

“Black in Latin America” is a multinational conference that will take place at Harvard University on January 27-29, 2011. Inspired by Professor Henry Louis Gates’s upcoming documentary of the same name, to air on PBS on April 19, the “Black in Latin America” conference will gather together scholars from Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Perú, Brazil, Mexico, and the U.S. to discuss a variety of issues related to race relations of Afro-descendants in the Caribbean and Latin America. Six panels over two days, each featuring scholars from or at work in a particular country who were interviewed in the documentary, and two roundtable discussions featuring top U.S. scholars, will comprise this event. In addition, the authors Maryse Condé, Edwidge Danticat, and Jamaica Kincaid will be on hand to do readings and participate in discussions with the panelists and roundtable members.

Location: CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (map)

Free and open to the public.
No registration required by general public.

Black in Latin America Conference | W.E.B. Du Bois Institute