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African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Henry Louis Gates , Jr. , .  |  NR |  DVD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  • Directors: .
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: PBS (DIRECT)
  • DVD Release Date: January 28, 2014
  • Run Time: 360 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00FNPQW2W
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,042 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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4 out of 4 stars
...this series is likely to remain the gold standard for its comprehensive treatment. Highly recommended. --Video Librarian

Product Description

Explore with Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the evolution of the African-American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives they developed forging their own history, culture and society against unimaginable odds.

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49 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars saw on PBS January 19, 2014
By judykm
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I saw this on PBS recently and thought it was the most complete and detailed history I have ever seen on this subject. The documentary goes back to the early days of slavery, right up until today. The struggle of these people is unbelievable. I was so impressed that I purchased a DVD for a friend, who I know would enjoy it.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional....... January 26, 2014
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This is a series that. I would rush home to see, the way it was researched, and told by Henry Louis Gates, was nothing short of outstanding, I can't wait to own the series.......
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everybody must see this! January 29, 2014
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I too watched this on PBS a couple of months ago and many times since. My husband watches at least twice a week still. We recorded it on our DVR. However, I decided after watching it the first time that I must have my own personal copy of it and I am going to buy more for family and friends. I am going to have a Black History Month Celebration and play this. I wished that all the schools could have a copy of this and make sure all their students watch this. Because this is the real African American History. I truly believe after watching this every young person, especially African American, would want to strive to be all that they could be. Thank you Mr. Gates for all the effort you put into this documentary. It is history making in itself.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, what an eye opener! January 31, 2014
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I learned so very much from the history in this series. This is definitely a great series to be viewed by anyone interested in increasing their knowledge of the plight of the African Americans. Very well done!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Educational but not boring February 7, 2014
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I was only able to catch a few episodes on TV so I decided to get my own copy. It is a great DVD set, full on information. I'm making my mixed race children view it. I could watch this over and over. Definitely worth the purchase.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 1st rate, comprehensive doc January 23, 2014
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Lots of detail, great! to have this documentary from an African American perspective. Like the focus on resistance even in the most dire circumstances. Wish it was longer. also there are good educator resources on the PBS website.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow January 4, 2014
By AYW
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I really enjoyed this series. It helped me to put events I've heard about into chronological order and perspective.
The time periods are fascinating, and those who sacrificed their lives and service are admired and revered.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbiased. December 7, 2013
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Totally unbiased look at the African American experience. For those who want a brief and concise history, this series is highly recommended.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars love what I have seen
Very educational, love what I have seen, haven't had time to what the whole series.
Published 1 day ago by Stephanie Blackshear
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Excellence job
Published 1 day ago by Francois
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Best compilation of African-American history I have ever viewed.
Published 2 days ago by PRM
4.0 out of 5 stars Learning that lost history.
This is a very informative watch. Not only does it inform but it answers quite a few questions about the American idea or ideals pertaining to racism in this country. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Dfast
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Series
I really enjoyed these dvds. I had my own marathon one Saturday afternoon. The picture and sound were great. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Syrup 1219
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
absolutely wonderful series
Published 6 days ago by beatman
5.0 out of 5 stars My family and I learned so much. I NEVER ...
My family and I learned so much. I NEVER learned African American history growing up in MS beyond the Civil Rights Era. I am thankful for this masterfully told story.
Published 16 days ago by CELIA
5.0 out of 5 stars etc to deliver an awesome documentary!
Totally expanded my knowledge on Aftican American History!!! Gates and his team went deep on this one! Read more
Published 16 days ago by Alexander Malone
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Historically - this series is perfect for teaching young people African American history.
Published 18 days ago by Eric Monroe
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative Documentary
This documentary is well done and gives you a look into history further back than previous documentaries
Published 24 days ago by Arthur Miller
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