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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, Nov 24, 2013 - 7:00 PM    "Rise! (1940-1968)" Rise! examines the long road to civil rights, when the deep contradictions in American society finally became unsustainable. Beginning in World War II, African Americans who helped fight fascism abroad came home to face the same old racial violence. But this time, mass media-from print to radio and TV-broadcast that injustice to the world, planting seeds of resistance. D
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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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Monday, Dec 2, 2013 - 2:00 PM "A More Perfect Union (1968-2013)" (WORLD)
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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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