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The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross | Classroom | St. Domingue

Classroom | St. Domingue

The slave revolt in St. Domingue (now Haiti) led to the world’s first black republic. 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: 00:02:27

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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 has a black president, yet remains a nation deeply divided by race.