Presented by James Avery, ''A History of Black Achievement in America'' highlights the many contributions of African Americans that have influenced our culture, enriched our society and shaped the history of the United States. This program examines the fight to end slavery in the United States, and the establishment of citizenship and civil rights for African Americans.
''Expansion and Reform'' explores changes in the United States in the decades following the War of 1812. This clip discusses the anti-slavery actions of William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman and other abolitionists.
In this program, learn about Frederick Douglass' early life, his time in Baltimore and in the North, his life during the Civil War, later years, social impact and lasting legacy. Detailed graphics, diagrams and exciting video, as well as on-screen, multiple-choice reviews at the end of each segment, reinforce important concepts and make learning fun.
The Civil War tore the nation apart, pitting North against South and brother against brother. Over the course of four years, more than 750,000 military and civilian lives were sacrificed to make the United States a more perfect union, where the human rights of every person are guaranteed.