"In 1860, the nation founded upon an idea that all men are created equal and endowed by their creator with the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness had as many as four hundred thousand slave-owners and almost four million slaves. By denying these rights to more than twelve percent of its population, America would soon pay with the blood of a generation. The story of African Slavery in America started with the first permanent English Colony in the 17th century... and ended with the Civil War. But those two hundred and fifty years of struggle were just the beginning. The beginning of a journey down the long Emancipation Road."
S01:E01 - 1625-1863 - the Shadows of Slavery
An overview of the history of slavery from the Atlantic slave trade to the Civil War.
S01:E02 - 1870-1909 - Separate but Equal
Racial disparity divides American society through the end of the 19th century.
S01:E03 - 1863-1870 - the Emancipation Proclamation
Constitutional amendements are passed to protect the Emancipation Proclamation.
S01:E04 - 1909-WWII - Regardless of the Color of One's Skin
The early 20th century sees social changes and the founding of the NAACP.
S01:E05 - 1945-1963 - the Double Victory
African American soldiers see the defeat of the Axis powers and greater acceptance in the military.
S01:E06 - 1963-1968 - the Civil Rights Era
The Civil Rights Movement sees demonstrations and protests before segregation is ended in the US.
S01:E07 - 1968-Today - Heroes of Hope
African American heroes in the years following the movement include President Barack Obama.