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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, Dec 1, 2013 - 7:00 PM
"A More Perfect Union (1968-2013)"
After 1968, African Americans set out to build a bright new future on the foundation of the civil rights movement's victories, but a growing class disparity threatened to split the black community in two. As hundreds of African Americans won political office across the country and the black middle class made unprecedented progress, larger economic and political forces isolated the black urban poor in the inner cities, vulnerable to new social ills and an epidemic of incarceration. Yet African Americans of all backgrounds came together to support Illinois Senator Barack Obama in his historic campaign for the presidency of the United States. D
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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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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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