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A More Perfect Union (1968-2013)

From the Black Power movement to the first black president of the United States.

Rise! (1940-1968)

The long road to civil rights is examined in episode five.

Making a Way Out of No Way (1897-1940)

Examine the Jim Crow era when African Americans struggled in the confines of segregation.

Into the Fire (1861-1896)

The Civil War, the end of slavery and Reconstruction's impact on African American history.

The Age of Slavery

See how black lives changed dramatically in the aftermath of the American Revolution.

The Black Atlantic

Explore the global experiences that created the African-American people.

About The 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 right up to today when America remains a nation deeply divided by race.

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