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The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Black is Beautiful

Black is Beautiful was the message sent by films, products and Soul Train.

3:00

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Ruby Bridges Desegregates a School

At age six, Ruby Bridges was the sole black child to desegregate her school.

2:59

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Racist Images and Messages in Jim Crow Era

Racist images were used as propaganda to demean African-Americans and legitimize violence.

2:25

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Robert Smalls: A Daring Escape

The future South Carolina Representative to Congress made a daring escape from slavery.

3:08

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

The Cotton Economy and Slavery

Many stakeholders benefited from the cotton economy that fueled slavery's expansion.

3:00

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

America's Earliest Africans

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. discusses two of the earliest Africans to arrive in North America.

1:19

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Priscilla, a Slave

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. learns about Priscilla, a slave on a South Carolina plantation.

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