This series looks at the last five decades of African American history through the eyes of Henry Louis Gates, Jr., exploring the tremendous gains and persistent challenges of these years. Drawing on eyewitness accounts, scholarly analysis and rare archival footage, the series illuminates our recent past, while raising urgent questions about the future of the African American community-and our nation as a whole.
How far have we come toward racial equality since the civil rights era? What does it mean to be black today? How did our nation elect a black President - only to see racial conflicts resurface in places like Ferguson and Baltimore?
All Americans, whatever their race and whenever they were born, want to make sense of this history. Black America Since MLK drives straight to the heart of the matter with uncompromising honesty, rejecting the conventional narrative of our times in a way that is both personal and compelling.
Producer: Henry Louis Gates, Jr, Dyllan McGee, Peter Kunhardt
Executive Producer: Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Dyllan McGee, Peter Kunhardt, Dalton Delan, Anne Harrington
Production Company: McGee Media; WETA; Inkwell Films, Inc; Kunhardt Productions
Production Year: 2016
Copyright Year: 2016
Host: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Writers: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Number of Discs: 2
Length: 240 minutes
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen