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Making Black America : through the grapevine

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  • DVD 973.0496 M2355 (CEN)

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English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Publication Information

[Arlington, Virginia] : PBS Distribution, [2022]

Physical Description

2 videodiscs (approximately 240 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


Not rated.


This four-part series hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. chronicles the vast social networks and organizations created by and for Black people--beyond the reach of the "White gaze." The series recounts the establishment of the Prince Hall Masons in 1775 through the formation of all-Black towns and business districts, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, destinations for leisure, and the social media phenomenon of Black Twitter. Professor Gates sits with noted scholars, politicians, cultural leaders, and old friends to discuss this world behind the color line and what it looks like today. The series takes viewers into an extraordinary world that showcased Black people's ability to collectively prosper, defy white supremacy and define Blackness in ways that transformed America itself.


Originally broadcast as a four-part mini-series on PBS in 2022.

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