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THE AFRICAN AMERICANS: MANY RIVERS TO CROSS : A More Perfect Union (1968-2013)

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Saturday, November 21, 2020, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET

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Survey the full sweep of African-American history with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

  • Airdate(s): 11/21/2020, 9:00 - 10:00 PM ET
  • AARC #: 106
  • Original Broadcast: 11/26/2013
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Episode Description

After 1968, African Americans set out to build a bright future on the foundation of the civil rights movement’s victories, but a growing class disparity threatened to split the black community. As African Americans won political office across the country and the black middle class made progress, larger economic and political forces isolated the black urban poor. When Barack Obama was elected president in 2008, many hoped that America had finally transcended racism. By the time of his second victory, however, it was clear that many issues, including true racial equality, remain to be resolved. How will African Americans help redefine the United States in the years to come?

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Press Documents

  • The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Featured Interviewees Episode 6

    Interview
  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Presents THE AFRICAN AMERICANS: MANY RIVERS TO CROSS, Premiering October 22 at 8 pm on PBS

    Press Release
  • The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Series At-a-Glance

    Synopsis
  • The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Filmography for Henry Louis Gates Jr.

    Background
  • THE AFRICAN AMERICANS: MANY RIVERS TO CROSS TCA Bios

    Bio
  • The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Advisors

    Advisors Consultants
  • The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Production Biographies

    Bio

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