Skip to Main Content
Watch House Chambers Watch Senate Chambers

A More Perfect Union (1968-2013)

A More Perfect Union (1968-2013)

After 1968, African Americans set out to build a bright future on the foundation of the civil rights movement’s victories, but a growing class disparity threatened to split the black community. As African Americans won political office across the country and the black middle class made progress, larger economic and political forces isolated the black urban poor.
S1 E6 Length 53:10 Premiere: 11.26.13

Program Details

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

About The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

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 remains a nation deeply divided by race.

TV Schedules


No upcoming airdates


No recent airdates

Season 1 Episodes

A More Perfect Union (1968-2013)

S1 E6 Length 53:10 Premiere Date 11.26.13

Rise! (1940-1968)

S1 E5 Length 53:10 Premiere Date 11.19.13

Making a Way Out of No Way (1897-1940)

S1 E4 Length 53:10 Premiere Date 11.12.13

Into the Fire (1861-1896)

S1 E3 Length 56:11 Premiere Date 11.5.13

The Age of Slavery

S1 E2 Length 53:10 Premiere Date 10.29.13

The Black Atlantic

S1 E1 Length 53:10 Premiere Date 10.22.13

A More Perfect Union (1968-2013) - Preview

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 11.26.13

Black is Beautiful

Clip Length 03:00 Premiere Date 11.26.13

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross - Trailer

Preview Length 02:29 Premiere Date 10.21.13

African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross - Preview

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 10.21.13


Classroom | Black is Beautiful: Afrocentricity

Length 04:42 Premiere Date 11.26.13

Classroom| The Rise of the Black Middle Class

Length 04:46 Premiere Date 11.26.13

Classroom | Casualties of the War on Drugs

Length 05:12 Premiere Date 11.26.13

Classroom | Fighting the Power: Hip Hop

Length 06:47 Premiere Date 11.26.13

Classroom | The Limits of Rights: Economic Injustice

Length 04:08 Premiere Date 11.26.13

Classroom | Yes We Can: Barack Obama

Length 06:23 Premiere Date 11.26.13

Classroom | Preparing for Sit-Ins

Length 03:28 Premiere Date 11.19.13

Classroom | Ruby Bridges

Length 03:28 Premiere Date 11.19.13

Classroom | Rosa Parks

Length 04:01 Premiere Date 11.19.13

Classroom | Resenting Prosperity and Equality

Length 06:07 Premiere Date 11.12.13

Classroom | The Great Migration

Length 01:44 Premiere Date 11.12.13

Classroom | Life After the Emancipation Proclamation

Length 04:33 Premiere Date 11.12.13

Classroom | Separate and Unequal

Length 06:30 Premiere Date 11.12.13

Classroom | The Subjugation of African Americans

Length 03:19 Premiere Date 11.12.13

Classroom | A Calculated Act

Length 03:46 Premiere Date 11.5.13

Classroom | The Cotton Gin

Length 03:58 Premiere Date 10.29.13

Classroom | Nat Turner Rebellion

Length 02:59 Premiere Date 10.29.13

Classroom | Frederick Douglass

Premiere Date 10.29.13

Classroom | Fugitive Slave Act

Premiere Date 10.29.13

Classroom | Creative Resistance

Length 01:10 Premiere Date 10.22.13

Classroom | St. Augustine, Florida

Length 03:44 Premiere Date 10.22.13

Classroom | Hutchinson's Rebellion

Length 04:01 Premiere Date 10.22.13

Classroom | St. Domingue

Length 02:27 Premiere Date 10.22.13

Classroom | Haitian Carnival

Length 02:09 Premiere Date 10.22.13

Explore KET