The Black Atlantic (1500-1800)
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 57 mins
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 the 18th century, which is told via the story of a 10-year-old girl named Priscilla who was brought to South Carolina from Sierra Leone. Also: what the American, French and Haitian revolutions meant for African-Americans and slavery in America.