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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. embarks on a deeply personal journey through the last fifty years of African American history. Joined by leading scholars, celebrities, and a dynamic cast of people who shaped these years, Gates travels from the victories of the civil rights movement up to today, asking profound questions about the state of black America--and our nation as a whole.

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Description

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. embarks on a deeply personal journey through the last fifty years of African American history. Joined by leading scholars, celebrities, and a dynamic cast of people who shaped these years, Gates travels from the victories of the civil rights movement up to today, asking profound questions about the state of black America--and our nation as a whole.

    • EPISODE 1

    Out of the Shadows

    The series begins at a turning point in American history: the Selma marches and Watts riots that marked a new phase in the black struggle. Gates explores the rising call for Black Power, redefining American culture, politics, and society.

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    • 55 Minutes

    The series begins at a turning point in American history: the Selma marches and Watts riots that marked a new phase in the black struggle. Gates explores the rising call for Black Power, redefining American culture, politics, and society.

    • HD
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    • 55 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    Move On Up

    The second hour dramatizes the diverging paths for African Americans and outbursts of white backlash that emerged in the 1970s and early ‘80s. Gates explores how African Americans found new sources of hope from the creation of hip-hop.

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    • 55 Minutes

    The second hour dramatizes the diverging paths for African Americans and outbursts of white backlash that emerged in the 1970s and early ‘80s. Gates explores how African Americans found new sources of hope from the creation of hip-hop.

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    • 55 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    Keep Your Head Up

    The third hour reveals profound fissures within the country—and within black America—that deepened through the 1980s and ‘90s, just as African Americans were becoming more visible than ever.

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    • 56 Minutes

    The third hour reveals profound fissures within the country—and within black America—that deepened through the 1980s and ‘90s, just as African Americans were becoming more visible than ever.

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    • 56 Minutes
    • EPISODE 4

    Touch the Sky

    The final hour brings the story up to the present day. Gates celebrates how far African Americans have come toward equality and raises hard questions about the obstacles that remain.

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    • 54 Minutes

    The final hour brings the story up to the present day. Gates celebrates how far African Americans have come toward equality and raises hard questions about the obstacles that remain.

    • HD
    • CC
    • 54 Minutes
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