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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, Feb 10, 2014 - 7:00 AM    "The Age of Slavery (1800-1860)" The Age of Slavery 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. D
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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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Monday, Feb 17, 2014 - 7:00 AM "Into The Fire (1861-1896)" (WORLD)
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Monday, Feb 17, 2014 - 1:00 PM "Into The Fire (1861-1896)" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 - 7:00 PM "Making A Way Out of No Way (1897-1940)" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 - 11:00 PM "Making A Way Out of No Way (1897-1940)" (WORLD)
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Monday, Feb 24, 2014 - 7:00 AM "Making A Way Out of No Way (1897-1940)" (WORLD)
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Monday, Feb 24, 2014 - 1:00 PM "Making A Way Out of No Way (1897-1940)" (WORLD)
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