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Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom| The Rise of the Black Middle Class

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Classroom| The Rise of the Black Middle Class

Affirmative action paired with changing social attitudes to nurture a black middle class.

Classroom| The Rise of the Black Middle Class

Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom | Casualties of the War on Drugs

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Classroom | Casualties of the War on Drugs

President Reagan's "War on Drugs" fell disproportionally hard on black communities.

Classroom | Casualties of the War on Drugs

Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom | Yes We Can: Barack Obama

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Classroom | Yes We Can: Barack Obama

Barack Obama's election to the presidency exemplifies changing attitudes about race.

Classroom | Yes We Can: Barack Obama

Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom | Rosa Parks

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Classroom | Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks was a seasoned activist who planned her action on a Montgomery bus.

Classroom | Rosa Parks

Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom | Ruby Bridges

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Classroom | Ruby Bridges

Six-year-old Ruby Bridges’ entry into a formerly all-white school provoked outbursts of ha

Classroom | Ruby Bridges

Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom | Preparing for Sit-Ins

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Classroom | Preparing for Sit-Ins

Non-violent passive resistance required much preparation and mental strength.

Classroom | Preparing for Sit-Ins

Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom | The Subjugation of African Americans

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Classroom | The Subjugation of African Americans

A look at the demonization of African Americans and the propaganda campaign against them.

Classroom | The Subjugation of African Americans

Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom | The Great Migration

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Classroom | The Great Migration

Learn about the Great Migration, when African-Americans left the South in large numbers.

Classroom | The Great Migration

Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom | Separate and Unequal

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Classroom | Separate and Unequal

Charles Hamilton Houston and Victor Hugo Green fought for equality.

Classroom | Separate and Unequal

Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom | A Calculated Act

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Classroom | A Calculated Act

Learn about Plessy Homer and his calculated act that led to the case Plessy vs Ferguson.

Classroom | A Calculated Act

Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom | Nat Turner Rebellion

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Classroom | Nat Turner Rebellion

Learn about the Nat Turner Rebellion, and how it affected Southern slaveholders.

Classroom | Nat Turner Rebellion

Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom | The Cotton Gin

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Classroom | The Cotton Gin

The cotton gin revolutionized the global textile industry and expanded slavery.

Classroom | The Cotton Gin

Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom | Frederick Douglass

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Classroom | Frederick Douglass

After escaping slavery, Frederick Douglass became prominent in the abolitionist community.

Classroom | Frederick Douglass

Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom | Hutchinson's Rebellion

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Classroom | Hutchinson's Rebellion

Hutchinson’s rebellion (also known as the Stono rebellion) was a failed slave revolt.

Classroom | Hutchinson's Rebellion

Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom | Creative Resistance

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Classroom | Creative Resistance

Slaves created a new culture, despite Europeans' efforts to erase their identities.

Classroom | Creative Resistance

Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom | St. Domingue

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Classroom | St. Domingue

The slave revolt in St. Domingue (now Haiti) led to the world’s first black republic.

Classroom | St. Domingue

Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Classroom | Haitian Carnival

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Classroom | Haitian Carnival

Culture and ideas pervaded the Black Atlantic and continue to inflect our traditions.

Classroom | Haitian Carnival