Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

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In his new four-hour series, BLACK AMERICA SINCE MLK: AND STILL I RISE, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. embarks on a deeply personal journey through the last fifty years of African American history. Joined by leading scholars, celebrities, and a dynamic cast of people who shaped these years, Gates travels from the victories of the civil rights movement up to today, asking profound questions about the state of black America—and our nation as a whole.

Corporate support provided by Bank of America and Johnson & Johnson. Major support is also provided by the Howard and Abby Milstein Foundation, in partnership with HooverMilstein and Emigrant Bank, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the Ford Foundation Just Films; the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; and PBS.

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Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise - Part 1

Black America Since MLK looks at the last five decades of African American history.

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Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise - Part 1

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Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise - Part 2

Black America Since MLK looks at the last five decades of African American history.

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Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise - Part 2

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Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

1974 Boston and School Desegregation

In 1970s Boston, schools were separate and deeply unequal. Learn more Nov. 15 & 22 on PBS.

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1974 Boston and School Desegregation

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Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

Affirmative Action

In the 1970s, backlash against affirmative action was in full swing. Watch Nov. 15 & 22.

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Affirmative Action

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Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

Black Celebrities in the 1980s

See how success of black public figures in the 1980s changed America. Nov. 15 & 22.

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Black Celebrities in the 1980s

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Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

Black Power

Learn about the impact of Black Power on civil rights coalitions. Airs Nov. 15 and 22.

Black Power

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Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

Lowndes County and the Black Panther Symbol

Stokely Carmichael and fellow activists combated voter suppression in Lowndes, AL in 1965.

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Lowndes County and the Black Panther Symbol

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Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

Media Response to Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005. Learn more Nov. 15 & 22 on PBS.

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Media Response to Hurricane Katrina

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Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

MLK and Young Black Activists

In the late 1960s, many young black activists saw Dr. King as out of touch. Watch Nov. 15.

MLK and Young Black Activists

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Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

Racial Profiling

Racial profiling has led to tragedy on several occasions. Learn more Nov. 15 & 22 on PBS.

Racial Profiling

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Previews 3

Video thumbnail: Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise | Official Trailer

Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise | Official Trailer

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a journey through the last 50 years of black history.

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Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise | Official Trailer

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Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Talks About Black America Since MLK

Imagine if Martin Luther King, Jr. woke up and said, "what's happened?"

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Talks About Black America Since MLK

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Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise Intro

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.travels from the victories of the civil rights movement up to today.

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Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise Intro

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