Extras

Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross - Trailer

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross - Trailer

A six-part series on African-American history, by Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross - Trailer

Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Black is Beautiful

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Black is Beautiful

Black is Beautiful was the message sent by films, products and Soul Train.

Black is Beautiful

Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross A More Perfect Union (1968-2013) - Preview

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

A More Perfect Union (1968-2013) - Preview

Premieres Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.

A More Perfect Union (1968-2013) - Preview

Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Civil Rights Movement Leaders in Conversation

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Civil Rights Movement Leaders in Conversation

Rep. John Lewis, journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Julian Bond, former NAACP Chairman.

Civil Rights Movement Leaders in Conversation

Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Rise! (1940-1968) - Preview

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Rise! (1940-1968) - Preview

Premieres Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.

Rise! (1940-1968) - Preview

Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Ruby Bridges Desegregates a School

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Ruby Bridges Desegregates a School

At age six, Ruby Bridges was the sole black child to desegregate her school.

Ruby Bridges Desegregates a School

Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Racist Images and Messages in Jim Crow Era

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Racist Images and Messages in Jim Crow Era

Racist images were used as propaganda to demean African-Americans and legitimize violence.

Racist Images and Messages in Jim Crow Era

Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Robert Smalls: A Daring Escape

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Robert Smalls: A Daring Escape

The future South Carolina Representative to Congress made a daring escape from slavery.

Robert Smalls: A Daring Escape

Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Into the Fire (1861-1896) - Preview

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Into the Fire (1861-1896) - Preview

Premieres Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.

Into the Fire (1861-1896) - Preview

Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross The Cotton Economy and Slavery

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

The Cotton Economy and Slavery

Many stakeholders benefited from the cotton economy that fueled slavery's expansion.

The Cotton Economy and Slavery

Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross The Age of Slavery (1800-1860) - Preview

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

The Age of Slavery (1800-1860) - Preview

Black lives changed dramatically in the aftermath of the American Revolution.

The Age of Slavery (1800-1860) - Preview

Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Priscilla, a Slave

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Priscilla, a Slave

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. learns about Priscilla, a slave on a South Carolina plantation.

Priscilla, a Slave

Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross The Black Atlantic (1500-1800)

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

The Black Atlantic (1500-1800)

The first Africans in America and the beginning of plantation slavery in the South.

The Black Atlantic (1500-1800)

Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross America's Earliest Africans

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

America's Earliest Africans

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. discusses two of the earliest Africans to arrive in North America.

America's Earliest Africans