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The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

The Black Atlantic

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“The Black Atlantic” explores the global experiences that created the African-American people. Beginning a century before the first documented “20-and-odd” slaves came to Jamestown, Virginia, the episode portrays the earliest Africans, slave and free, who arrived on these shores. The transatlantic slave trade soon became a vast empire connecting three continents.

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Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Ron Carter Interview

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Ron Carter Interview

Ron Carter Interview

Ron Carter Interview

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Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross An Interview with DeeDee Bridgewater

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

An Interview with DeeDee Bridgewater

An Interview with DeeDee Bridgewater

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An Interview with DeeDee Bridgewater

34:00

Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross An Interview with Regina Carter

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

An Interview with Regina Carter

An Interview with Regina Carter

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An Interview with Regina Carter

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Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Audra McDonald Interview

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Audra McDonald Interview

Audra McDonald Interview

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Audra McDonald Interview

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Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Douglas Blackmon Interview

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Douglas Blackmon Interview

Douglas Blackmon Interview

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Douglas Blackmon Interview

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The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

I'm Going Home

I'm Going Home

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I'm Going Home

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Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Miners Child

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Miners Child

Miners Child

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Miners Child

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The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

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Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Roundtable 1

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Roundtable 1

A panel discussion on issues raised byThe African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

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Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross A More Perfect Union (1968-2013) - Preview

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

A More Perfect Union (1968-2013) - Preview

Premieres Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.

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A More Perfect Union (1968-2013) - Preview

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Rise! (1940-1968) - Preview

Premieres Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.

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The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

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

Premieres Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.

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The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

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Premieres Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.

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