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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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Sunday, Feb 2, 2014 - 7:00 PM    "The Black Atlantic (1500-1800)" The Black Atlantic explores the truly global experiences that created the African American people. Beginning a full century before the first documented '20-and-odd' slaves arrived at Jamestown, Virginia, the episode portrays the earliest Africans, both slave and free, who arrived on these shores. But the Trans-Atlantic slave trade would soon become a vast empire connecting three continents. D
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Sunday, Feb 2, 2014 - 7:00 PM "The Black Atlantic (1500-1800)" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Feb 2, 2014 - 11:00 PM "The Black Atlantic (1500-1800)" (WORLD)
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Monday, Feb 3, 2014 - 7:00 AM "The Black Atlantic (1500-1800)" (WORLD)
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Monday, Feb 3, 2014 - 1:00 PM "The Black Atlantic (1500-1800)" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Feb 9, 2014 - 7:00 PM "The Age of Slavery (1800-1860)" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Feb 9, 2014 - 11:00 PM "The Age of Slavery (1800-1860)" (WORLD)
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Monday, Feb 10, 2014 - 7:00 AM "The Age of Slavery (1800-1860)" (WORLD)
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Monday, Feb 10, 2014 - 1:00 PM "The Age of Slavery (1800-1860)" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 - 7:00 PM "Into The Fire (1861-1896)" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 - 11:00 PM "Into The Fire (1861-1896)" (WORLD)
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