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."
The series recounts the establishment of the Prince Hall Masons in 1775 through the formation of all-Black towns and business districts, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, destinations for leisure, and the social media phenomenon of Black Twitter. 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. Making Black America takes viewers into an extraordinary world that showcases Black people's ability to collectively prosper, defy white supremacy and define Blackness in ways that transformed America itself.
Producer: Stacey L. Holman, Shayla Harris, Kevin Burke
Executive Producer: Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Dyllan McGee
Production Company: McGee Media; Inkwell Media; WETA Washington, D.C.
Copyright Year: 2022
Director: Stacey L. Holman, Shayla Harris
Host: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Narrator: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Writers: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Number of Discs: 2
Length: 240 minutes
Number of Episodes: 4
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen