The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross 2013 | TV Show Watchlist
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
Season 1, Episode 3 Into the Fire (1861-1896)
First Aired: November 5, 2013
Recalling the years 1861-96, which include the Civil War, end of slavery and Reconstruction. During the Civil War, many slaves fled plantations and joined the United States Colored Troops. After the war, ex-slaves worked to build new lives for themselves and reform their fractured families, but an intransigent South soon embarked on a terror campaign to restore white supremacy and roll back African-American rights.
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