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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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Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013 - 8:00 PM
"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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Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013 - 8:00 PM "Into The Fire (1861-1896)" (IDAHO)
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Thursday, Nov 7, 2013 - 2:00 AM "Into The Fire (1861-1896)" (IDAHO)
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Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013 - 8:00 PM "Making A Way Out of No Way (1897-1940)" (IDAHO)
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Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 - 2:00 AM "Making A Way Out of No Way (1897-1940)" (IDAHO)
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Tuesday, Nov 19, 2013 - 8:00 PM "Rise! (1940-1968)" (IDAHO)
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Thursday, Nov 21, 2013 - 2:00 AM "Rise! (1940-1968)" (IDAHO)
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Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 - 8:00 PM "A More Perfect Union (1968-2013)" (IDAHO)
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Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 - 2:00 AM "A More Perfect Union (1968-2013)" (IDAHO)
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Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 - 4:00 AM "The Black Atlantic (1500-1800)" (IDAHO)
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Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 - 5:00 AM "The Age of Slavery (1800-1860)" (IDAHO)
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