Watch The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
- 1 Season
A six part documentary series hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr. covers the 500 years of African American history. Each episode of the series focuses on a specific period of time in the history of the African American people starting from the very beginning, in Africa to current issues and events of today. Interviews are done with many different historians, and others with knowledge of African American history. Gates travels all over the world to key areas where there are historical landmarks and cities that shaped the history of the African American people. Gates is thorough in his research and investigation into the history of the African Americans and to document the struggles that they faced. This series is great for those who enjoy historical documentaries, those who want to learn more about the history of the African American culture and history buffs of all ages. Gates covers historical facts that are not easily found in most history books and keeps the series from being too stiff.