Three 2 DVD Sets: Africa's Great Civilizations, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

Three 2 DVD Sets: Africa's Great Civilizations, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

Three 2 DVD Sets: Africa's Great Civilizations, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise
Pledge for this great collection of three 2 DVD sets: Africa's Great Civilizations, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross and Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise.

2-DVD Set, Africa's Great Civilizations Africa's Great Civilizations Skip Gates invites viewers to discover the complexity, grandeur, and diversity of the great civilizations that once flourished across the African continent, in the many millennia before the European colonial powers arrived to carve up the map of the continent. This DVD features subtitles in English (SDH). 2-DVD Set, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross Written and presented by Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., director of W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University, this six-hour series explores 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. Commencing with the origins of slavery in Africa, the series moves through five centuries of remarkable historic events right up to the present -- when America is led by a black president, yet remains a nation deeply divided by race. By highlighting the tragedies, triumphs and contradictions of the black experience, the series reveals to viewers that the African-American community has never been a uniform entity, and that its members have been actively debating their differences from their first days in this country. Throughout the course of the series, viewers will see that the road to freedom for black people in America has not been linear, but more like the course of a river, full of loops and eddies, slowing, and occasionally reversing the current of progress. This DVD features subtitles in English (SDH). This DVD contains descriptive audio for the blind. 2-DVD Set, Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise In this series, BLACK AMERICA SINCE MLK: AND STILL I RISE, 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. Every aspect of the series--its visual approach, music, narrative scope, and Gates' intimate tone is crafted to feel vibrant and relevant, to raise questions that are provocative and thoughtful. How far have we come toward racial equality since the civil rights era? What does it mean to be black today? How can we have a black President while events like Ferguson continue to occur? All Americans, whatever their race, and whenever they were born, want to make sense of the last fifty years of our history. This series drives straight to the heart of those questions with uncompromising honesty, rejecting the conventional narrative of our times to make this history tangible, immediate, and compelling. This DVD contains descriptive audio for the blind.

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