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Episode 1: The Black Atlantic (1500 - 1800) - Full Program

This program explores the global experiences that created the African-American people. Beginning a century before the first 20 documented slaves arrived at Jamestown, Virginia, this episode portrays the earliest Africans, slave and free, who arrived on these shores. The transatlantic slave trade soon became a vast empire connecting three continents. Through stories of individuals caught in its web, the episode traces the emergence of plantation slavery in the American South and examines what the late 18th-century era of revolutions—American, French and Haitian—would mean for African Americans and slavery in America. Please preview prior to using this video as it contains subject matter which may not be appropriate for all audiences.

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Closed Captioned  Grade Level(s): 6 - 12
Media Type: Video
Subject: Social Studies | History