This series chronicles the full sweep of African American history, from the origins of slavery on the African continent right up to today—when America has a black president, yet remains a nation deeply divided by race.
See how black lives changed dramatically in the aftermath of the American Revolution.
Ron Carter Interview
From the Black Power movement to the first black president of the United States.
The long road to civil rights is examined in episode five.
Examine the Jim Crow era when African Americans struggled in the confines of segregation.
The Civil War, the end of slavery and Reconstruction's impact on African American history.
Explore the global experiences that created the African-American people.