The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross

This six-hour series chronicles the full sweep of African-American history, from the origins of slavery on the African continent through more than four centuries of remarkable historic events up to the present.

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Saturday, Feb. 21 at 10am on WGBH 2

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Presented and written by Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the series draws on some of America’s top historians and heretofore untapped primary sources, guiding viewers on an engaging journey across two continents to shed new light on the experience of being African American. Among those interviewed are Kathleen Cleaver, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Congressman John Lewis, civil rights activist Diane Nash and more.

 

 

A More Perfect Union (1968-2013)

A More Perfect Union (1968-2013)

The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross

"A More Perfect Union (1968-2013)."

92 min.

Rise! (1940-1968)

Rise! (1940-1968)

The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross

The years 1940-68 are recalled.

60 min.

Making a Way Out of No Way (1897-1940)

Making a Way Out of No Way (1897-1940)

The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross

Chronicling 1897-1940, when African-Americans struggled.

86 min.

Into the Fire (1861-1896)

Into the Fire (1861-1896)

The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross

Recalling the years 1861-96, which include the Civil War.

1 min.

The Age of Slavery (1800-1860)

The Age of Slavery (1800-1860)

The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross

The years 1800 to 1860 are chronicled.

74 min.

The Black Atlantic (1500-1800)

The Black Atlantic (1500-1800)

The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross

Henry Louis Gates Jr. tells the story of African Americans.

60 min.

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