The History of White People in America

How America Invented Race

Season 01  Episode 1

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.