Making Black America: Through The Grapevine

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Making Black America: Through The Grapevine

Making Black America: Through The Grapevine

Making Black America: Through The Grapevine, a four-Part Series from Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Explores the Black American Experience Through Interviews with Leading Academics, Scholars, and Experts Including Charles M. Blow, Angela Davis, André Holland, Fab 5 Freddie, Jason King, Killer Mike & More. Premieres Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 9:00 pm.

Episode One airs on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 9:00 pm
As early as 1775, free Black people in the North and South built towns, established schools, and held conventions ─ creating robust networks to address the political, economic, and social needs of the entire Black community.

Episode Two airs on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 9:00 pm 
With the hopes of a multi-racial community dashed, African Americans turn within, creating a community that not only sustains but empowers. From HBCUs to Black businesses to the Harlem Renaissance to political organizations, Black life flourished.

Episode Three airs on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 9:00 pm
To survive a period of economic cataclysm and global war, African Americans relied on informal economies, grassroots organizations and cultural innovations behind the color line to sustain themselves and dismantle the oppressive realities of Jim Crow.

Episode Four airs on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 9:00 pm 
Despite the gains of legal desegregation, all Black political and cultural movements – from Black Power to Black Twitter – continued to provide a safe space for a community riven by class, sexuality and generational divisions to debate, organize and celebrate.

 

 

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