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African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Henry Louis Gates , Jr. , .  |  NR |  DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 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: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00FNPQW2W
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,539 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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

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51 of 51 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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26 of 27 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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23 of 24 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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4 of 4 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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By WB
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The content from Dr. Gates and others was as always, very informative and thought provoking. The quality of the download was very good.
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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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent resource for our family history and culture. A Must have and keeper.
Published 1 day ago by Sunrise4vic
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
fine product
Published 2 days ago by Pablo
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very informative
Published 5 days ago by Elbert Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great history that have been documented, however a lots off history that are undocumented.
Published 10 days ago by Joe D. Stukes
3.0 out of 5 stars Still I enjoyed it.
To short and missing many details of Africa Americans history in American. Still I enjoyed it.
Published 11 days ago by James Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars There are not enough words to express how deeply this ...
There are not enough words to express how deeply this series has impacted me. This collection should be in every school's library and the home of every African-American.
Published 12 days ago by A. Thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars Must see for All Americans.
Outstanding! Professor Gates is brilliant!
Published 12 days ago by Donald W. Davis
3.0 out of 5 stars Do'nt care what the Politicians think
Its not very careful with the facts that are true and seems very onesided not going for the deep truth only truth people in political office want to hear on TV.
Published 14 days ago by Country Girl
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I enjoyed watching this. I would recommend.
Published 14 days ago by LaToya
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! The product arrived ahead of
Excellent! The product arrived ahead of schedule
Published 14 days ago by Gwendolyn R. Tyler
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