Episode 1: The Black Atlantic
The Black Atlantic explores the global experiences that created the African-American people. The episode portrays the earliest Africans, slave and ...
The Cotton Economy and Slavery
Slavery was the fuel for a global cotton economy. The spread of plantations in the Deep South led to the forced migration known today as slavery's ...
Robert Smalls: A Daring Escape
The future South Carolina Representative to Congress made a daring escape from slavery when he sailed a war ship past Fort Sumter.
Racist Images and Messages in Jim Crow Era
Racist images in the Jim Crow era demeaned African Americans and legitimized violence against them. A visit to the Jim Crow Museum in Michigan.
A More Perfect Union (1968 – 2013). Full Episode
From the Black Power movement to the first black president of the United States.
Civil Rights Movement Leaders in Conversation
Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Chairman Emeritus of the NAACP Julian Bond.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro
- Who Led the First Back-to-Africa Effort?Paul Cuffee, perhaps the wealthiest black American of his time, led a Back-to-Africa effort in the early 1800s.
- The Truth Behind ’40 Acres and a Mule’Find out who came up with this promise to freed slaves after the Civil War, and how it fell through.
- What Is Juneteenth?What is Juneteenth and why are 42 states and the District of Columbia celebrating it this year?
- Free Blacks Lived in the North, Right?During slavery, why did free blacks stay in the South?
- Should Blacks Collect Racist Memorabilia?Henry Louis Gates Jr. makes a case for saving racist imagery that worked in tandem with Jim Crow laws.
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