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THE AFRICAN AMERICANS: MANY RIVERS TO CROSS

Classroom | Casualties of the War on Drugs

  • Aired: 11/26/2013
  • 05:12
  • Rating: NR
President Reagan's "War on Drugs" fell disproportionally hard on black communities as new mandatory drug sentencing laws put a generation of young African Americans in prison. This video is an excerpt from Episode Six: A More Perfect Union (1968 – 2013), the final episode of The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
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