Season 1

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The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

The Age of Slavery

See how black lives changed dramatically in the aftermath of the American Revolution.

The Age of Slavery

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The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

A More Perfect Union (1968-2013)

From the Black Power movement to the first black president of the United States.

A More Perfect Union (1968-2013)

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The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Rise! (1940-1968)

The long road to civil rights is examined in episode five.

Rise! (1940-1968)

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The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

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

Examine the Jim Crow era when African Americans struggled in the confines of segregation.

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

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The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Into the Fire (1861-1896)

The Civil War, the end of slavery and Reconstruction's impact on African American history.

Into the Fire (1861-1896)

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The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

The Black Atlantic

Explore the global experiences that created the African-American people.

The Black Atlantic