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The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross | Classroom| The Rise of the Black Middle Class

Classroom| The Rise of the Black Middle Class

New political gains like affirmative action combined with changing social attitudes to nurture a growing African American middle class, but the government continued to fear a more extreme black nationalism. This video is an excerpt from Episode Six: A More Perfect Union (1968 – 2013), the final episode of The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Premiere Date: November 26, 2013 | Runtime: 00:04:46

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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.