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Making a Way Out of No Way (1897-1940). Full Episode

The Jim Crow Era and The Great Migration

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 in what’s known as the Great Migration. 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.,  and premiered on PBS on November 12, 2013, 8-9 pm ET.  For the next two episodes, check local listings on the broadcast schedule.

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