African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross

Season 1
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Season 1, Episode 2 - The Age Of Slavery

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Black lives changed dramatically in the aftermath of the American Revolution. For the free, these years were a time of opportunity. But for most African Americans, this era represented a new nadir.
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Season 1, Episode 1 - The Black Atlantic

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Beginning a full century before the first documented slaves who arrived at Jamestown, Virginia, this episode portrays the earliest Africans, both slave and free, who arrived on American shores.
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Season 1, Episode 6 - A More Perfect Union

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After 1968, African Americans set out to build a 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.
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Season 1, Episode 5 - Rise!

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Examines the long road to civil rights, when the deep contradictions in American society finally became unsustainable.
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Season 1, Episode 4 - Making A Way Out Of No Way

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At the turn of the 20th century, a steady stream of African Americans left the South, fleeing the threat of racial violence, and searching for better opportunities in the North and the West.
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Season 1, Episode 3 - Into The Fire

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Examines the most tumultuous and consequential period in African-American history: the Civil War, the end of slavery, and Reconstruction's thrilling but tragically brief moment in the sun.
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