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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 17, 2014 - 6:00 AM    "Into The Fire (1861-1896)" Into the Fire examines the most tumultuous and consequential period in African American history: the Civil War and the end of slavery, and Reconstruction's thrilling but tragically brief "moment in the sun." From the beginning, African Americans were agents of their own liberation, forcing the Union to confront the issue of slavery by fleeing the plantations and taking up arms to serve with honor in the United States Colored Troops. After Emancipation, African Americans sought to realize the promise of freedom-rebuilding families shattered by slavery; demanding economic, political and civil rights; even winning elected office. D
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Monday, Feb 17, 2014 - 6:00 AM "Into The Fire (1861-1896)" (WORLD)
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Monday, Feb 17, 2014 - 12:00 PM "Into The Fire (1861-1896)" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 - 6:00 PM "Making A Way Out of No Way (1897-1940)" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Feb 23, 2014 - 10:00 PM "Making A Way Out of No Way (1897-1940)" (WORLD)
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Monday, Feb 24, 2014 - 6:00 AM "Making A Way Out of No Way (1897-1940)" (WORLD)
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Monday, Feb 24, 2014 - 12:00 PM "Making A Way Out of No Way (1897-1940)" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Mar 2, 2014 - 6:00 PM "Rise! (1940-1968)" (WORLD)
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Sunday, Mar 2, 2014 - 10:00 PM "Rise! (1940-1968)" (WORLD)
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Monday, Mar 3, 2014 - 6:00 AM "Rise! (1940-1968)" (WORLD)
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Monday, Mar 3, 2014 - 12:00 PM "Rise! (1940-1968)" (WORLD)
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