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Henry Louis Gates Jr., Harvard's chair of Afro-American Studies, travels the length and breadth of the United States to take the temperature of black America at the start of the new century. He explores this rich and diverse landscape, social as well as geographic, and meets the people who are defining black America, from the most famous and influential to those at the grassroots.

Series Cast

  1. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    Himself - Host

    4 Episodes

  2. Chris Tucker

    Chris Tucker


    1 Episode

  3. Samuel L. Jackson

    Samuel L. Jackson


    1 Episode

  4. Alicia Keys

    Alicia Keys


    1 Episode

  5. Quincy Jones

    Quincy Jones


    1 Episode

  6. Nia Long

    Nia Long


    1 Episode

  7. Don Cheadle

    Don Cheadle


    1 Episode

  8. John Singleton

    John Singleton


    1 Episode

  9. Colin Powell


    1 Episode

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Last Season


2004 | 4 Episodes

Season 1 of America Beyond the Color Line premiered on February 2, 2004.

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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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