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The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Classroom | The Subjugation of African Americans

The segment provides an overview of the demonization of African Americans following the Emancipation Proclamation and the propaganda campaign that served to reinforce Jim Crow with stereotypes. This video is an excerpt from Episode Four, Making a Way Out of No Way, from the series The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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From the Black Power movement to the first black president of the United States.
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Examine the Jim Crow era when African Americans struggled in the confines of segregation.
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See how black lives changed dramatically in the aftermath of the American Revolution.
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Explore the global experiences that created the African-American people.
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