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Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

November 15 & 22 at 8pm on CET

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. looks at the last 50 years of African-American history, charts the remarkable progress made and raises hard questions about the obstacles that remain.

Out of the Shadows/Move On Up
Tuesday, November 15, at 8pm on CET

This two-hour segment shows a look at the last 50 years of African American History – from Stokely Carmichael to Barrack Obama, James Brown to Beyoncé – charting the remarkable progress made and raising hard questions about the obstacles that remain today. Today, Barack Obama sits in the White House and African Americans wield influence in every domain, from business to academia to the arts. At the same time, black people are incarcerated at six times the rate of whites and face financial inequality, while whites now have 13 times the wealth of blacks. Gates Jr. asks the question: How did we end up here, when half a century ago racial equality seemed imminent?

Keep Your Head Up/Touch the Sky
Tuesday, November 22, at 8pm on CET

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores America’s changing racial landscape – celebrating how far we have come toward equality and asking why we still have so far to go. Many of our schools and neighborhoods are more segregated than they were in 1965, and police killings of unarmed black men in places like Ferguson, Baltimore and Baton Rouge recur with tragic frequency – inspiring radically different responses within black and white communities. Gates, Jr. seeks the answer to the following: Have we, as a country, moved on from the ideas about race that once defined us? And if so, why does race still have the power to divide? This episode features conversations with Eric Holder, Shonda Rimes and DeRay McKesson.

Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise Intro

Aired: 2016-11-16 02:00:00 1:40 Rating: NR

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.travels from the victories of the civil rights movement up to today.