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The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

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

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During the Jim Crow era, African Americans struggled to build their own worlds within the harsh confines of segregation. At the turn of the 20th century, a steady stream of African Americans left the South, fleeing racial violence and searching for better opportunities in the North and the West. At the same time, there was an ascendance of black arts and culture, such as The Harlem Renaissance.

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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

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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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The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Roundtable 1

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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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Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Rise! (1940-1968) - Preview

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Rise! (1940-1968) - Preview

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

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Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Into the Fire (1861-1896) - Preview

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Into the Fire (1861-1896) - Preview

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

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Into the Fire (1861-1896) - Preview

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Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross The Age of Slavery (1800-1860) - Preview

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

The Age of Slavery (1800-1860) - Preview

Black lives changed dramatically in the aftermath of the American Revolution.

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