From PBS: "Making a Way Out of No Way" portrays the Jim Crow era, when African Americans struggled to build their own worlds within the harsh, narrow confines of segregation. At the turn of... See full summary »

Director:

Phil Bertelsen

Writers:

Henry Louis Gates, Paul Taylor (additional writing)

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Episode credited cast:
Henry Louis Gates ... Himself, host and narrator
Isabel Wilkerson Isabel Wilkerson ... Herself, author
David Levering Lewis David Levering Lewis ... Himself, historian
Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham ... Herself, historian, Harvard University
David Pilgrim David Pilgrim ... Himself, founder and curator, Jim Crow Museum
Brent Hayes Edwards Brent Hayes Edwards ... Himself, historian
Donald Bogle Donald Bogle ... Himself, author
Wess Young Wess Young ... Himself, Tulsa race riot survivor
Tedra Williams Tedra Williams ... Herself, Wess Young's granddaughter
Charles Ogletree ... Himself, civil rights lawyer (as Charles J. Ogletree Jr.)
Hannibal Johnson Hannibal Johnson ... Himself, author (as Hannibal B. Johnson)
Patricia A. Sullivan Patricia A. Sullivan ... Herself, historian (as Patricia Sullivan)
Peniel E. Joseph Peniel E. Joseph ... Himself, historian
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marcus Garvey Marcus Garvey ... Himself (archive footage)
Paula Giddings Paula Giddings ... Herself, historian (as Paula J. Giddings)
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From PBS: "Making a Way Out of No Way" portrays the Jim Crow era, when African Americans struggled to build their own worlds within the harsh, narrow confines of segregation. At the turn of the 20th century, a steady stream of African Americans left the South, fleeing the threat of racial violence and searching for opportunities in the North and West. Leaders like Ida B. Wells, W.E.B. Du Bois, Booker T. Washington and Marcus Garvey organized, offering different strategies to further black empowerment and equality. The ascendance of black arts and culture showed that a community with a strong identity and sense of pride was taking hold in spite of Jim Crow. "The Harlem Renaissance" redefined how America saw African Americans - and how African Americans saw themselves.

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Documentary

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TV-PG
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11 November 2013 (USA) See more »

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Ark Media See more »
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Edited from A Study of Negro Artists (1936) See more »

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