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Review: 'The African Americans' a sweeping social history
Besides its all-inclusive historical sweep — from the first African to set foot in the New World to the first African American to occupy the White House — what distinguishes Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s new series, "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross," from many previous documentaries on the black experience is … Henry Louis Gates Jr.
By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
October 22, 2013