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The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

This series chronicles the full sweep of African American history, from the origins of slavery on the African continent right up to today when America remains a nation deeply divided by race.

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The Age of Slavery

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Into the Fire (1861-1896)

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Making a Way Out of No Way (1897-1940)

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Rise! (1940-1968)

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A More Perfect Union (1968-2013)

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Classroom | Frederick Douglass

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Classroom | The Limits of Rights: Economic Injustice

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Classroom | The Cotton Gin

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Classroom | Preparing for Sit-Ins

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Classroom | Rosa Parks

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Classroom | The Subjugation of African Americans

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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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