Many Rivers to Cross

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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)."

60 min.

Rise! (1940-1968)

Rise! (1940-1968)

The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross

The years 1940-68 are recalled.

60 min.

Ruby Bridges Desegregates a School

Ruby Bridges Desegregates a School

The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross

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.

60 min.

Robert Smalls: A Daring Escape

Robert Smalls: A Daring Escape

The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross

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.


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