The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • Release Date: 2013-10-22
  • Advisory Rating: TV-PG
  • Episodes: 6


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 rich and compelling diversity from slavery to freedom, from the plantation to the White House. Hosted by Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and drawing on some of America's top historians and heretofore untapped primary sources, the series guides viewers on a journey across 500 years and two continents to shed new light on the experience of being an African American.


Title Time Speed
1 The Black Atlantic (1500-1800) 53:11 34,417 KB/Sec Download
2 The Age of Slavery (1800-1860) 53:12 47,759 KB/Sec Download
3 Into the Fire (1861-1896) 53:11 24,381 KB/Sec Download
4 Making a Way Out of No Way (1897-1940) 53:12 49,658 KB/Sec Download
5 Rise! (1940-1968) 53:11 47,416 KB/Sec Download
6 A More Perfect Union (1968–2013) 53:11 23,541 KB/Sec Download