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 has a black president, yet remains a nation deeply divided by race.Visit The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Website
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From the Black Power movement to the first black president of the United States.
The long road to civil rights is examined in episode five.
Examine the Jim Crow era when African Americans struggled in the confines of segregation.
The Civil War, the end of slavery and Reconstruction's impact on African American history.
Explore the global experiences that created the African-American people.
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An Interview with DeeDee Bridgewater
An Interview with Regina Carter
Audra McDonald Interview
Douglas Blackmon Interview
I'm Going Home
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A panel discussion on issues raised byThe African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
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Premieres Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.
Premieres Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.
Premieres Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.
Premieres Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.
Black lives changed dramatically in the aftermath of the American Revolution.
The first Africans in America and the beginning of plantation slavery in the South.
Premieres Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.
A six-part series on African-American history, by Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
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