Slaves created a new culture in the New World, despite Europeans' efforts to erase their identities. Historians James H. Sweet and Vincent Brown discuss aspects of early African-American culture. This video is an excerpt from Episode One, The Black Atlantic, from the series The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.Premiere Date: October 22, 2013 | Runtime: 00:01:10
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This series chronicles the full sweep of African American history, from the origins of slavery on the African continent right up to todaywhen America has a black president, yet remains a nation deeply divided by race.