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The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Civil Rights Movement Leaders in Conversation

In an engaging conversation about the Civil Rights Movement, civil rights pioneers Rep. John Lewis, Georgia 5th District; journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault; and Julian Bond, Chairman Emeritus of the NAACP, look back and ahead with Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. They also answer questions from the audience in a lively Q&A.

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A More Perfect Union (1968-2013)

From the Black Power movement to the first black president of the United States.
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Rise! (1940-1968)

The long road to civil rights is examined in episode five.
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Making a Way Out of No Way (1897-1940)

Examine the Jim Crow era when African Americans struggled in the confines of segregation.
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Into the Fire (1861-1896)

The Civil War, the end of slavery and Reconstruction's impact on African American history.
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The Age of Slavery

See how black lives changed dramatically in the aftermath of the American Revolution.
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The Black Atlantic

Explore the global experiences that created the African-American people.
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