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Season 1 Episode 6 - 1963-1968 - the Civil Rights Era
A look at the protests, demonstrations, and prominent figures of the Civil Rights Movement that finally ended segregation in the United States.
Directed byKevin Hershberger
S01:E01 - 1625-1863 - the Shadows of Slavery
This first episode of Emancipation Road takes a look into the history of slavery in the United States, from the beginnings of the Atlantic slave trade to the Civil War.
S01:E03 - 1863-1870 - the Emancipation Proclamation
Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and its effect on the end of the Civil War, the Reconstruction era in the South, and the eventual Constitutional amendments passed to protect it.
S01:E04 - 1909-WWII - Regardless of the Color of One's Skin
Beginning with the founding of the NAACP, this episode examines the societal changes that helped accelerate African American advancement in the early 20th Century.
S01:E05 - 1945-1963 - the Double Victory
African American soldiers celebrated a double victory: Defeat of the Axis powers, and greater acceptance in the military following their devoted service. On the home front, however, the stage was being set for the confrontations of the Civil Rights Era.
S01:E07 - 1968-Today - Heroes of Hope
This final episode looks at some of the groundbreaking African American heroes in the years following the Civil Rights movement, up through President Barack Obama.