By Henry Louis Gates and Donald Yacovone. The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross is the companion book to the six-part, six hour documentary of the same name, airing on national, primetime public television in the fall of 2013. The book explores in even more detail the history of events spanning continents and centuries that led to the creation of the African American people. It delves into the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives that African Americans have created in the half a millennium since their African ancestors first arrived in the New World. SmileyBooks (2013) English, Hardcover: 304 pages
About the Authors.
Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and American Research at Harvard University, editor-in-chief of the daily online magazine The Root, and author of 16 books and 12 documentaries.
Dr. Donald Yacovone is research manager at Harvard University’s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute. An expert in Victorian manhood, the antislavery movement, and the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, he has published six books, including Samuel Joseph May and the Dilemmas of the Liberal Persuasion; A Voice of Thunder: The Civil War Letters of George E. Stephens; and most recently, Lincoln on Race and Slavery, with Henry Louis