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African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

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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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  • 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:
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    Parental Guidance Suggested
  • Studio: PBS
  • DVD Release Date: January 28, 2014
  • Run Time: 360 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (258 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00FNPQW2W
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,735 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By judykm on January 19, 2014
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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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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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Many Rivers To Cross is an impressive and well presented documentary that is well worth the investment and time. There are so many points covered in the allotted time of ( just under six hours ) , that it would be unrealistic to think that all of the subjects could be covered comprehensively. For example, the period covering the years 1865 - 1892, was without question, one of the harshest periods for blacks in the U. S., but for time restraint issues or whatever, hardly any time is devoted to the Reconstruction Period. The six hours zip by rather swiftly as Mr. Gates, acting as your tour guide, gets to spend a substantial amount of time on camera, taking the viewer to the sites of many of the events depicted. For what it's worth, the entirety of this offering is commendable, the historians that are interviewed offers insights into most of the subjects, unfortunately, many of those who were there to live and be a part of these events ( with the exception of John Lewis and Denise Nash ) are no longer around. This in essence is what I would term or refer to as a sampler, small morsels assembled to highlight some major periods of American History that simply could not be found in the class room of any school I knew of. There are many volumes available today that delve deeper and offer a more lengthy and comprehensive overview of Black History, from " Africans In America, Reconstruction, The Second Civil War, Freedom Riders up to and including the very best of them all, Eyes On The Prize". These would be the ones I would recommend for those who are seriously interested in the knowledge and insight these pieces offer. It is sad to admit, that there are fewer numbers now interested in the plight and history of the black struggle in America and it is rewarding to see something like this come along.Read more ›
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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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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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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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I just recently watched this PBS Documentary by Henry Louis Gates on Netflix & it really & truly touched my heart & soul.
There were things in this documentary that I did not know because some of the history of the African American is not fully told. A lot of us thought Slavery started back in the 1600 and for some the 1800 hundreds when it goes all the way back to the 1500 hundreds. This is an awesome documentary that should be placed in the schools, the colleges, and in one's personal collection. It would make an awesome gift and is something I would share with my children & grandchildren. I would recommend this documentary to anyone that is looking for an accurate account of the history of a people that fought so hard to be identified as humans and to have the freedom of others. It is a shame when human beings have the same color of "Blood" flowing thru their veins but are told that they are less than an animal because of the color of their skin. I salute you Mr. Gates for all your time & effort you put into presenting the "Truth" to me and the rest of the world. Let Freedom & Equality Prevail!
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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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