Conversations with Henry Louis Gates Jr.

The Root's Editor in Chief interviews the brightest minds and most influential figures in science, literature and popular culture.

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A CONVERSATION WITH RUBY DEE: Looking back at 50 years of 'A Raisin in the Sun'

BUSH, THE LINCOLN BEDROOM AND ME: A White House tour from former President Bush; how his presidency compared to Lincoln's. 

LOOKING FOR LINCOLN: How "The Great Emancipator" used his political instincts and powerful oratory to co-opt his rivals

TOUR OF ECHOES: Recalling the myriad voices ringing out from history along Barack Obama's inaugural path.

WALKING IN THE FRONT DOOR: A visual history of African Americans in the White House.

THE FUTURE OF AFRICA: Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka discusses Sudan, Mugabe, slavery and, of course, Obama.

THE SCIENCE OF RACISM: James Watson, the father of DNA, clarifies his views on race and genetics.