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    Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom | The Limits of Rights: Economic Injustice

    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

    Classroom | The Limits of Rights: Economic Injustice

    Daunting economic challenges were made worse by the deindustrialization of urban areas.

    Classroom | The Limits of Rights: Economic Injustice

    Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom| The Rise of the Black Middle Class

    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

    Classroom| The Rise of the Black Middle Class

    Affirmative action paired with changing social attitudes to nurture a black middle class.

    Classroom| The Rise of the Black Middle Class

    Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom | Fighting the Power: Hip Hop

    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

    Classroom | Fighting the Power: Hip Hop

    Hip Hop gave voice to a new generation of African American youth.

    Classroom | Fighting the Power: Hip Hop

    Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom | Casualties of the War on Drugs

    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

    Classroom | Casualties of the War on Drugs

    President Reagan's "War on Drugs" fell disproportionally hard on black communities.

    Classroom | Casualties of the War on Drugs

    Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom | Yes We Can: Barack Obama

    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

    Classroom | Yes We Can: Barack Obama

    Barack Obama's election to the presidency exemplifies changing attitudes about race.

    Classroom | Yes We Can: Barack Obama

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

    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

    Classroom | Black is Beautiful: Afrocentricity

    A new African American cultural identity resonated throughout American culture.

    Classroom | Black is Beautiful: Afrocentricity

    Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom | Black Power: Demanding a Brilliant Future

    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

    Classroom | Black Power: Demanding a Brilliant Future

    After Martin Luther King Jr. was killed, the Black Panthers advocated armed resistance.

    Classroom | Black Power: Demanding a Brilliant Future

    Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom | Rosa Parks

    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

    Classroom | Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks was a seasoned activist who planned her action on a Montgomery bus.

    Classroom | Rosa Parks

    Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom | Ruby Bridges

    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

    Classroom | Ruby Bridges

    Six-year-old Ruby Bridges’ entry into a formerly all-white school provoked outbursts of ha

    Classroom | Ruby Bridges

    Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom | Preparing for Sit-Ins

    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

    Classroom | Preparing for Sit-Ins

    Non-violent passive resistance required much preparation and mental strength.

    Classroom | Preparing for Sit-Ins

    Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom | The Great Migration

    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

    Classroom | The Great Migration

    Learn about the Great Migration, when African-Americans left the South in large numbers.

    Classroom | The Great Migration

    Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom | Life After the Emancipation Proclamation

    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

    Classroom | Life After the Emancipation Proclamation

    The oppression of African Americans continued following the Emancipation Proclamation.

    Classroom | Life After the Emancipation Proclamation

    Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom | The Subjugation of African Americans

    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

    Classroom | The Subjugation of African Americans

    A look at the demonization of African Americans and the propaganda campaign against them.

    Classroom | The Subjugation of African Americans

    Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom | Separate and Unequal

    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

    Classroom | Separate and Unequal

    Charles Hamilton Houston and Victor Hugo Green fought for equality.

    Classroom | Separate and Unequal

    Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom | Resenting Prosperity and Equality

    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

    Classroom | Resenting Prosperity and Equality

    White people resented African Americans’ prosperity, and their alleged equality.

    Classroom | Resenting Prosperity and Equality

    Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom | A Calculated Act

    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

    Classroom | A Calculated Act

    Learn about Plessy Homer and his calculated act that led to the case Plessy vs Ferguson.

    Classroom | A Calculated Act

    Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom | Nat Turner Rebellion

    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

    Classroom | Nat Turner Rebellion

    Learn about the Nat Turner Rebellion, and how it affected Southern slaveholders.

    Classroom | Nat Turner Rebellion

    Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom | The Cotton Gin

    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

    Classroom | The Cotton Gin

    The cotton gin revolutionized the global textile industry and expanded slavery.

    Classroom | The Cotton Gin

    Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom | Fugitive Slave Act

    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

    Classroom | Fugitive Slave Act

    Learn about the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, and what led to its implementation.

    Classroom | Fugitive Slave Act

    Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom | Frederick Douglass

    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

    Classroom | Frederick Douglass

    After escaping slavery, Frederick Douglass became prominent in the abolitionist community.

    Classroom | Frederick Douglass

    Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom | Hutchinson's Rebellion

    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

    Classroom | Hutchinson's Rebellion

    Hutchinson’s rebellion (also known as the Stono rebellion) was a failed slave revolt.

    Classroom | Hutchinson's Rebellion

    Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom | Creative Resistance

    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

    Classroom | Creative Resistance

    Slaves created a new culture, despite Europeans' efforts to erase their identities.

    Classroom | Creative Resistance

    Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom | St. Domingue

    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

    Classroom | St. Domingue

    The slave revolt in St. Domingue (now Haiti) led to the world’s first black republic.

    Classroom | St. Domingue

    Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom | Haitian Carnival

    The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

    Classroom | Haitian Carnival

    Culture and ideas pervaded the Black Atlantic and continue to inflect our traditions.

    Classroom | Haitian Carnival

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