The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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Original Release

10/22/2013

Cast

Henry Louis Gates Jr. Himself, host and narrator
Peniel E. Joseph Himself, historian
Bernard E. Powers Jr. Himself, historian
Vernon E. Jordan Jr. Himself, lawyer and civil rights activist
David Levering Lewis Himself, historian
Grace Lee Boggs Herself, author
Colin Powell Himself
Quest Love Himself
Dan Rather Himself, former news anchor, CBS Evening News
Chuck D. Himself
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 The Black Atlantic (1500-1800) Tuesday, 22 October 2013
2 The Age of Slavery (1800-1860) Tuesday, 29 October 2013
3 Into the Fire (1861-1890) Tuesday, 05 November 2013
4 Making a Way Out of No Way (1897-1940) Monday, 11 November 2013
5 Rise! (1940-1968) Sunday, 17 November 2013
6 A More Perfect Union Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Directors

Sabin Streeter, Jamila Wignot, Phil Bertelsen, Leslie Asako Gladsjo

Writers

Henry Louis Gates Jr., Paul Taylor

Cast

Henry Louis Gates Jr. Himself, host and narrator
Peniel E. Joseph Himself, historian
Bernard E. Powers Jr. Himself, historian
Vernon E. Jordan Jr. Himself, lawyer and civil rights activist
David Levering Lewis Himself, historian
Grace Lee Boggs Herself, author
Colin Powell Himself
Quest Love Himself
Dan Rather Himself, former news anchor, CBS Evening News
Chuck D. Himself
Martin Duberman Himself, historian
Michelle Alexander Herself, associate professor of law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
Langston Hughes Himself (voice) (archive sound)
W. Kamau Bell Himself
Henry Louis Gates Jr. Himself - Host and Narrator
Marcus Garvey Himself (archive footage)
Kurt L. Schmoke Himself, former mayor of Baltimore and president of the University of Baltimore
Donald Bogle Himself, author
Charles Ogletree Himself, civil rights lawyer (as Charles J. Ogletree Jr.)
Annette Gordon-Reed Herself, historian

Producers

Editors

Michael Weingrad, Nancy Novack, Paula Heredia, K.A. Miille

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