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The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross

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 African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross Trailer
00:30 — Explore with Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the evolution of the African-American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, pol (more…)
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
This six-hour PBS series explores the evolution of the African-American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strate (more…)
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
This six-hour PBS series explores the evolution of the African-American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strate (more…)
A More Perfect Union (1968-2013) - Preview
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  • Premiered: October 22, 2013
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: 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. (more)

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