Officers of Tobacco Trade Union, Petersburg, Va.

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross – Episode Three – Transcending the Black Hole (1881-1899)

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this is the third of six posts dedicated to providing a genealogical context for the PBS series, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. click here to read all the posts i’ve written about the series. (Photo: Officers of Tobacco Trade Union, Petersburg, Va., 1899? Library of Congress)

Five generations on Smith's Plantation, Beaufort, South Carolina

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross – Episode Two – Tie Deep South to Up South

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New Orleans, Louisiana. Negro dock worker and son. March 1943.

introducing the “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross” blogging circle!

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from october 22 to november 26, 2013, PBS is airing the latest Henry Louis Gates, Jr. special entitled “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross.” tune into this blog and those listed for a recap of each week’s episode through the lens of a group of amazing african american genealogists and family historians. photo credit: library of congress.(1)