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The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
Survey the full sweep of African-American history with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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A More Perfect Union (1968-2013) Air date: 11-27-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365123605/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false After 1968, African Americans set out to build a bright future on the foundation of the civil rights movement’s victories, but a growing class disparity threatened to split the black community. As African Americans won political office across the country and the black middle class made progress,... /episodes/get/10844 /episode/10844 The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross: A More Perfect Union (1968-2013) /episode-player/10844
Rise! (1940-1968) Air date: 11-20-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365119170/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false “Rise!” examines the long road to civil rights, when the deep contradictions in American society finally became unsustainable. African Americans who fought fascism in World War II came home to face the same old racial violence. But mass media — from print to radio and TV — broadcast that injustice... /episodes/get/10828 /episode/10828 The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross: Rise! (1940-1968) /episode-player/10828
Making a Way Out of No Way (1897-1940) Air date: 11-13-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365117121/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false During the Jim Crow era, African Americans struggled to build their own worlds within the confines of segregation. At the turn of the 20th century, a steady stream of African Americans migrated away from the South, fleeing racial violence and searching for better opportunities in the North and the... /episodes/get/10822 /episode/10822 The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross: Making a Way Out of No Way (1897-1940) /episode-player/10822
Into the Fire (1861-1896) Air date: 11-06-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365111350/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Survey a tumultuous period in African-American history: Civil War, slavery’s end and Reconstruction. /episodes/get/10764 /episode/10764 The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross: Into the Fire (1861-1896) /episode-player/10764
The Black Atlantic Air date: 10-23-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365103337/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false “The Black Atlantic” explores the global experiences that created the African-American people. Beginning a century before the first documented “20-and-odd” slaves came to Jamestown, Virginia, the episode portrays the earliest Africans, slave and free, who arrived on these shores. The transatlantic... /episodes/get/10651 /episode/10651 The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross: The Black Atlantic /episode-player/10651
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The Black Atlantic
?The Black Atlantic? explores the global experiences that created the African-American people. Beginning a century before the first documented ?20-and-odd? slaves came to Jamestown, Virginia, the episode portrays the earliest Africans, slave and free, who arrived on these shores. The transatlantic...
Air date: 10/23/2013
Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365103337/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false ?The Black Atlantic? explores the global experiences that created the African-American people. Beginning a century before the first documented ?20-and-odd? slaves came to Jamestown, Virginia, the episode portrays the earliest Africans, slave and free, who arrived on these shores. The transatlantic... /episodes/get/10651 /episode/10651 The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross: The Black Atlantic /episode-player/10651
Into the Fire (1861-1896)
Survey a tumultuous period in African-American history: Civil War, slavery?s end and Reconstruction.
Air date: 11/06/2013
Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365111350/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Survey a tumultuous period in African-American history: Civil War, slavery?s end and Reconstruction. /episodes/get/10764 /episode/10764 The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross: Into the Fire (1861-1896) /episode-player/10764
Making a Way Out of No Way (1897-1940)
During the Jim Crow era, African Americans struggled to build their own worlds within the confines of segregation. At the turn of the 20th century, a steady stream of African Americans migrated away from the South, fleeing racial violence and searching for better opportunities in the North and the...
Air date: 11/13/2013
Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365117121/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false During the Jim Crow era, African Americans struggled to build their own worlds within the confines of segregation. At the turn of the 20th century, a steady stream of African Americans migrated away from the South, fleeing racial violence and searching for better opportunities in the North and the... /episodes/get/10822 /episode/10822 The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross: Making a Way Out of No Way (1897-1940) /episode-player/10822
Rise! (1940-1968)
?Rise!? examines the long road to civil rights, when the deep contradictions in American society finally became unsustainable. African Americans who fought fascism in World War II came home to face the same old racial violence. But mass media ? from print to radio and TV ? broadcast that injustice...
Air date: 11/20/2013
Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365119170/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false ?Rise!? examines the long road to civil rights, when the deep contradictions in American society finally became unsustainable. African Americans who fought fascism in World War II came home to face the same old racial violence. But mass media ? from print to radio and TV ? broadcast that injustice... /episodes/get/10828 /episode/10828 The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross: Rise! (1940-1968) /episode-player/10828
A More Perfect Union (1968-2013)
After 1968, African Americans set out to build a bright future on the foundation of the civil rights movement?s victories, but a growing class disparity threatened to split the black community. As African Americans won political office across the country and the black middle class made progress,...
Air date: 11/27/2013
Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365123605/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false After 1968, African Americans set out to build a bright future on the foundation of the civil rights movement?s victories, but a growing class disparity threatened to split the black community. As African Americans won political office across the country and the black middle class made progress,... /episodes/get/10844 /episode/10844 The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross: A More Perfect Union (1968-2013) /episode-player/10844
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