The social networks that helped Black communities thrive

During slavery and throughout Jim Crow laws, Black Americans needed safe havens to escape the “white gaze.” Shayla Harris, Producer/Director of the documentary “Making Black America: Through the Grapevine,” joins guest host Courtney Collins to discuss the networks and towns built for Black people, and the community and safety they brought. The four-part series hosted and written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., airs on PBS.