The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross chronicles the full sweep of the African-American experience, from the origins of the transatlantic slave trade to the reelection and second inauguration of President Barack Obama.

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2013-10-22

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross - Donald Yacovone - Netflix

Donald Yacovone is an American researcher, writer and academic who primarily specializes in African American History.. He was born on February 25, 1952 in Hartford, Connecticut to Alfred F. and Mary E. (Ostrowska) Yacovone. He is the research manager at Harvard University's W.E.B. Du Bois Institute and an associate at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. Yacovone has written for the Chronicle of Higher Education on the topic of racism through history in textbooks and in academia. In 2013, Yacovone co-authored The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates Jr, a book that was later made into a television series hosted by Gates Jr. The book has been criticized by some for not dating back to pre-slavery times.

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross - Bibliography - Netflix

Freedom's Journey: African American Voices of the Civil War (The Library of Black America series) - February, 2004 Samuel Joseph May and the Dilemmas of the Liberal Persuasion, 1797-1871 As Editor Wendell Phillips, Social Justice, and the Power of the Past - November, 2016

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