The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross

Black folks have been through some stuff.  I really feel other communities of color (and definitely most white folks) don’t appreciate our story. The struggle to have our humanity recognized and respected. There have been many movements patterned after the  activism/resistance of African-Americans, yet we don’t get our props.

Next month, PBS will air “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross.” Wow! And it’s not even Black History Month:

“The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross is a six-part, six-hour series that chronicles the full sweep of African American history, from the origins of slavery on the African continent through five centuries of remarkable historic events right up to today—when America has a black President, yet remains a nation deeply divided by race. The series will explore the origins of the people from Africa whose enslavement led to the creation of the African American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives that African Americans have developed against unimaginable odds. All of these elements define the rich and compelling diversity of African American culture, from slavery to the White House.” From http://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/

The show premieres on October, 22, 2013 8-9pm ET

Get your history on…