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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 18, 2013 - 12:00 AM    "Making A Way Out of No Way (1897-1940)" Something from Nothing portrays the Jim Crow era, when 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 left the South, fleeing the threat of racial violence, and searching for better opportunities in the North and the West. Leaders like Ida B. Wells, W.E. D
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Monday, Nov 18, 2013 - 12:00 AM "Making A Way Out of No Way (1897-1940)" (WORLD)
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Monday, Nov 18, 2013 - 8:00 AM "Making A Way Out of No Way (1897-1940)" (WORLD)
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Monday, Nov 18, 2013 - 2:00 PM "Making A Way Out of No Way (1897-1940)" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Nov 24, 2013 - 7:00 PM "Rise! (1940-1968)" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Nov 24, 2013 - 11:00 PM "Rise! (1940-1968)" (WORLD)
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Monday, Nov 25, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Rise! (1940-1968)" (WORLD)
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Monday, Nov 25, 2013 - 1:00 PM "Rise! (1940-1968)" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Dec 1, 2013 - 7:00 PM "A More Perfect Union (1968-2013)" (WORLD)
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Monday, Dec 2, 2013 - 12:00 AM "A More Perfect Union (1968-2013)" (WORLD)
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Monday, Dec 2, 2013 - 8:00 AM "A More Perfect Union (1968-2013)" (WORLD)
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