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Created by Henry Hampton, the guiding force behind the classic PBS documentary miniseries Eyes on the Prize, This Far by Faith traces the religious history of African-Americans from 1526 (the first year that Africans were introduced to Christianity) to the 21st century. The project demonstrated how men and women of color have been forced -- arguably more so than any other ethnic group in the U.S. to rise above their circumstances to flourish and prevail, guided by their unshakeable faith in a divine power (either one borne of their own African religions or one instilled in them by white society). Episode titles include "There is a River," "God Is a Negro," "Guide My Feet," "Freedom Faith," Inheritors of the Faith," and "Rise up and Call Their Names." A production of Civil Rights Projects Inc., This Far by Faith began its PBS run on June 24, 2003, concurrent with the publication of a tie-in book with the same title. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi