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The story of African Slavery in America started with the first permanent English Colony in the 17th Century and ended with the Civil War. But those two hundred and fifty years of struggle were just the beginning of a journey down the long Emancipation Road.

Mill Creek Entertainment
1 Season, 7 Episodes
September 16, 2014
9.2/10
Cast: Coby Batty, Kevin Hershberger
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  • This final episode looks at some of the groundbreaking African American heroes in the years following the Civil Rights movement, up through President Barack Obama.

  • A look at the protests, demonstrations, and prominent figures of the Civil Rights Movement that finally ended segregation in the United States.

  • African American soldiers celebrated a double victory: Defeat of the Axis powers, and greater acceptance in the military following their devoted service. On the home front, however, the stage was being set for the confrontations of the Civil Rights Era.

  • Beginning with the founding of the NAACP, this episode examines the societal changes that helped accelerate African American advancement in the early 20th Century.

  • Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and its effect on the end of the Civil War, the Reconstruction era in the South, and the eventual Constitutional amendments passed to protect it.

  • An examination of African-American life through the end of the 19th Century, and the disparity that divided society into "separate but equal" facilities.

  • This first episode of Emancipation Road takes a look into the history of slavery in the United States, from the beginnings of the Atlantic slave trade to the Civil War.

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