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    Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross - Trailer

    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross - Trailer

    A six-part series on African-American history, by Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross - Trailer

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    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

    African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross - Preview

    Premieres Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.

    African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross - Preview

    Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Black is Beautiful

    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

    Black is Beautiful

    Black is Beautiful was the message sent by films, products and Soul Train.

    Black is Beautiful

    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

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    A More Perfect Union (1968-2013) - Preview

    Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Civil Rights Movement Leaders in Conversation

    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

    Civil Rights Movement Leaders in Conversation

    Rep. John Lewis, journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Julian Bond, former NAACP Chairman.

    Civil Rights Movement Leaders in Conversation

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    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

    Rise! (1940-1968) - Preview

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    Rise! (1940-1968) - Preview

    Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Ruby Bridges Desegregates a School

    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

    Ruby Bridges Desegregates a School

    At age six, Ruby Bridges was the sole black child to desegregate her school.

    Ruby Bridges Desegregates a School

    Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Making a Way Out of No Way (1897-1940) - Preview

    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

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

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

    Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Racist Images and Messages in Jim Crow Era

    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

    Racist Images and Messages in Jim Crow Era

    Racist images were used as propaganda to demean African-Americans and legitimize violence.

    Racist Images and Messages in Jim Crow Era

    Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Robert Smalls: A Daring Escape

    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

    Robert Smalls: A Daring Escape

    The future South Carolina Representative to Congress made a daring escape from slavery.

    Robert Smalls: A Daring Escape

    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

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    Into the Fire (1861-1896) - Preview

    Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross The Cotton Economy and Slavery

    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

    The Cotton Economy and Slavery

    Many stakeholders benefited from the cotton economy that fueled slavery's expansion.

    The Cotton Economy and Slavery

    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.

    The Age of Slavery (1800-1860) - Preview

    Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Priscilla, a Slave

    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

    Priscilla, a Slave

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. learns about Priscilla, a slave on a South Carolina plantation.

    Priscilla, a Slave

    Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross The Black Atlantic (1500-1800)

    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

    The Black Atlantic (1500-1800)

    The first Africans in America and the beginning of plantation slavery in the South.

    The Black Atlantic (1500-1800)

    Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross America's Earliest Africans

    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

    America's Earliest Africans

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. discusses two of the earliest Africans to arrive in North America.

    America's Earliest Africans

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