"The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr." nominated for Emmy

July 15, 2014
"The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr." nominated for Emmy

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has just announced nominations for the 35th Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards.  Among the nominees, "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr." is in the running for Outstanding Historical Program.  

"Written and presented by Professor Gates, the six-hour series explores the evolution of the African-American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives they developed — forging their own history, culture and society against unimaginable odds. Commencing with the origins of slavery in Africa, the series moves through five centuries of remarkable historic events right up to the present — when America is led by a black president, yet remains a nation deeply divided by race."  More from PBS.org/ManyRivers....

For more information about the nomination and upcoming award ceremony, please visit The Root, as well as emmyonline.com

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