Making Black America

This four-hour series introduces a vibrant world at the heart of the Black experience.

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  • Episode 3

    Hour three uncovers vast social networks created by Black Americans to defeat Jim Crow.
  • Episode 2

    Hour two explores the nation within a nation built by Black Americans out of necessity.
  • Episode 1

    Hour one details how African Americans have created spaces for survival, pleasure and joy.

About Making Black America

Making Black America: Through the Grapevine is a four-part series hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., that chronicles the vast social networks and organizations created by and for Black people—beyond the reach of the “White gaze.” 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.

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