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Episode Four: Making a Way Out of No Way

During the Jim Crow era, African Americans struggled to build their own worlds within the harsh, narrow confines of segregation. At the turn of the 20th century, a steady stream of African Americans migrated away from 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.

Making a Way Out of No Way is episode four of  the six-part series, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., airing on PBS on November 12, 2013, 8-9 pm ET.  Check local listings on the broadcast schedule.




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