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African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

This series chronicles the full sweep of African American history, from the origins of slavery on the African continent through five centuries of historic events right up to present day -- when America has a black President, yet remains a nation deeply divided by race. It explores the origins of the people from Africa whose enslavement led to the creation of the African American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives that African Americans have developed against unimaginable odds. All of these elements define black culture and society in its extraordinarily . . .

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Monday, Nov 4, 2013 - 1:00 AM    "The Age of Slavery (1800-1860)" This episode illustrates how black lives changed dramatically in the aftermath of the American Revolution. For free black people in places like Philadelphia, these years were a time of tremendous opportunity. But for most African Americans, this era represented a new nadir. Part 2 of 6 G
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Monday, Nov 4, 2013 - 1:00 AM "The Age of Slavery (1800-1860)" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013 - 2:00 AM "Into The Fire (1861-1896)" (PLUS)
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Sunday, Nov 10, 2013 - 12:00 PM "Into The Fire (1861-1896)" (PLUS)
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Sunday, Nov 10, 2013 - 10:00 PM "Into The Fire (1861-1896)" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 - 2:00 AM "Making A Way Out of No Way (1897-1940)" (PLUS)
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Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 - 12:00 PM "Making A Way Out of No Way (1897-1940)" (PLUS)
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Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 - 10:00 PM "Making A Way Out of No Way (1897-1940)" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013 - 2:00 AM "Rise! (1940-1968)" (PLUS)
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Sunday, Nov 24, 2013 - 12:00 PM "Rise! (1940-1968)" (PLUS)
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Sunday, Nov 24, 2013 - 10:00 PM "Rise! (1940-1968)" (PLUS)
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