The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Classroom | The Subjugation of African Americans

Video duration: 3:19

The segment provides an overview of the demonization of African Americans following the Emancipation Proclamation and the propaganda campaign that served to reinforce Jim Crow with stereotypes. This video is an excerpt from Episode Four, Making a Way Out of No Way, from the series The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.