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The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2013–2013)

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TV Mini-series | Documentary

Professor Gates describes the history of the African American people by talking to historians, authors, and the people who made history.
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Oct 22, 2013 (United States)
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Henry Louis Gates
Himself, host and narrator / Himself - Host and Narrator Himself, host and narrator / Himself - Host and Narrator   See fewer
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Bernard E. Powers Jr.
Himself, historian / Himself - Historian Himself, historian / Himself - Historian   See fewer
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Peniel E. Joseph
Himself, historian Himself, historian   See fewer
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David Levering Lewis
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Vincent Brown
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Vincent Brown
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Vernon E. Jordan Jr.
Himself, lawyer and civil rights activist Himself, lawyer and civil rights activist   See fewer
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Thavolia Glymph
Herself - Historian / Herself, historian Herself - Historian / Herself, historian   See fewer
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Kathleen Cleaver
Herself, professor of law and former member of Black Panther Party Herself, professor of law and former member of Black Panther Party   See fewer
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Damon Keith
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James H. Sweet
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Christopher L. Brown
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Richard Newman
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John Stauffer
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Isabel Wilkerson
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Annette Gordon-Reed
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Maulana Karenga
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Cassandra L. Newby-Alexander
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Christopher S. Parker
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Mark Kelly Tyler
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Abu Bangura
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Michael Bertrand
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Douglas Egerton
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Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
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Tricia Rose
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Steven Deyle
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Hari Jones
Himself, assistant director and curator, African American Civil War Freedom Foundation and Museum Himself, assistant director and curator, African American Civil War Freedom Foundation and Museum   See fewer
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Ford Nelson
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David Pilgrim
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Isatu Smith
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Daina Ramey Berry
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Martin Duberman
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Brent Hayes Edwards
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Kendra Field
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Sowande Mustakeem
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William Julius Wilson
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Edward Ball
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Donald Bogle
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Kurt L. Schmoke
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Heather A. Williams
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Ruby Bridges
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Darryl R. Johnson
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Robin D.G. Kelley
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Wess Young
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David C. Forbes Sr.
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Antawn Polite
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Darrell S. White
Himself - Director, Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture Himself - Director, Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture   See fewer
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Tedra Williams
Herself, Wess Young's granddaughter Herself, Wess Young's granddaughter   See fewer
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Angela Glover Blackwell
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Vanessa Holden
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Charles Ogletree
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Michelle Alexander
Herself, associate professor of law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Herself, associate professor of law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law   See fewer
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David W. Blight
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Hannibal Johnson
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Michael Twitty
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Thomas C. Holt
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Jane Landers
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John Lewis
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Terrence Stevens
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Patricia A. Sullivan
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Chuck D
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Kate Clifford Larson
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Grace Lee Boggs
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Jelani Cobb
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Rochelle Bush
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Dan Rather
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Aram Goudsouzian
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Paul Sylvester Jr.
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Nikki Taylor
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Roland Doucette Sr.
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Alvin F. Poussaint
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W. Kamau Bell
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Colin Powell
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Paula Giddings
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8.3 / 10 | 166 votes