The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

The Black Atlantic

Episode 1 | 53m 10s | Video has closed captioning.

“The Black Atlantic” explores the global experiences that created the African-American people. Beginning a century before the first documented “20-and-odd” slaves came to Jamestown, Virginia, the episode portrays the earliest Africans, slave and free, who arrived on these shores. The transatlantic slave trade soon became a vast empire connecting three continents.

Aired: 10/22/13

Expired: 07/11/21

Rating: NR

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