The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross

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A More Perfect Union (1968-2013)

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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 co...

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3.0 22 x
From Black Power to a black president, a look at African American lives after the landmark court case victories.

Rise! (1940-1968)

3.0 27 x
“Rise!” examines the long road to civil rights, when the deep contradictions in American society finally became unsustainable. African Americans who fought fascism in World War II came home to face the same old racial violence. But mass media — from...

Rise! (1940-1968) - Preview

3.0 25 x
Examine the long road to civil rights, when the contradictions in American society became untenable.

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

3.0 49 x
During the Jim Crow era, African Americans struggled to build their own worlds within the confines of segregation. At the turn of the 20th century, a steady stream of African Americans migrated away from the South, fleeing racial violence and search...
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