The African-Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
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The African-Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Noted Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. recounts the full trajectory of African-American history in his groundbreaking new six-part series.

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Written and presented by Professor Gates, the six-hour series explores the evolution of the African-American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives they developed — forging their own history, culture and society against unimaginable odds. Commencing with the origins of slavery in Africa, the series moves through five centuries of remarkable historic events right up to the present — when America is led by a black president, yet remains a nation deeply divided by race. This 6-part series chronicles the full sweep of African American history, from the origins of slavery on the African continent right up to America's election of a black president -- a portrait of a country that remains a nation deeply divided by race.
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