The History of White People in America

How America Invented Race

Season 01  Episode 1

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The white “race” was invented by rich Virginians in 1676 in the aftermath of a populous rebellion of impoverished, indentured, and enslaved Africans and Europeans now known as Bacon’s Rebellion.

READ ON: WGBH's Meghan Smith talks with producer/writer Jon Halperin and animator Ed Bell about the creation of the series and its visual style.