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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 10, 2013 - 11:00 AM
"Into The Fire (1861-1896)"
During the tumultuous period of the Civil War, African Americans were agents of their liberation - by fleeing plantations and taking up arms to serve in the United States Colored Troops. After Emancipation, they sought to realize the promise of freedom and for a brief time during Reconstruction, they gained economic, political and civil rights. But an intransigent South mounted a campaign of terror to restore white supremacy in the former Confederate states. Part 3 of 6 G
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Sunday, Nov 10, 2013 - 11:00 AM "Into The Fire (1861-1896)" (PLUS)
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Sunday, Nov 10, 2013 - 9:00 PM "Into The Fire (1861-1896)" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 - 1:00 AM "Making A Way Out of No Way (1897-1940)" (PLUS)
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Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 - 11:00 AM "Making A Way Out of No Way (1897-1940)" (PLUS)
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Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 - 9:00 PM "Making A Way Out of No Way (1897-1940)" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013 - 1:00 AM "Rise! (1940-1968)" (PLUS)
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Sunday, Nov 24, 2013 - 11:00 AM "Rise! (1940-1968)" (PLUS)
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Sunday, Nov 24, 2013 - 9:00 PM "Rise! (1940-1968)" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 - 1:00 AM "A More Perfect Union (1968-2013)" (PLUS)
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Sunday, Dec 1, 2013 - 11:00 AM "A More Perfect Union (1968-2013)" (PLUS)
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