The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross2013 | TV Show

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The history of African-Americans, beginning in the 1500s; and covering the expansion of slavery during the 18th century; the Jim Crow era; the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and '60s; and the 2008 presidential election of Barack Obama.

Premiered: October 22, 2013

Rating: TV-PG

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The Black Atlantic (1500-1800)(Season 1, Episode 1) PBS

Henry Louis Gates Jr. chronicles the history of African-Americans, beginning with the years 1500 to 1800. Included: the first documented introduction of slaves to North America, which occurred in 1619 at Jamestown, Va.; and the expansion of slavery during (more…)

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