November 19, 2012
100 Amazing Facts About the Negro: He traveled the North American Southwest before Lewis and Clark.
November 12, 2012
100 Amazing Facts About the Negro: The answer lies a lot further back in time than you think.
November 5, 2012
100 Amazing Facts About the Negro: He's sometimes called the "Abraham Lincoln" of his nation.
October 29, 2012
100 Amazing Facts About the Negro: We know his name, and why a Swiss resort town is named after him.
October 22, 2012
100 Amazing Facts About the Negro: We know his name, and that he arrived well before the Mayflower.
October 15, 2012
Henry Louis Gates Jr. describes the man who inspired his new weekly black history series on The Root.
October 15, 2012
100 Amazing Facts About the Negro: You might think you know, but you're probably wrong.
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These African-American innovators transformed the way we live, play and eat.
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An exclusive peek at photos from Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s compendium, Life Upon These Shores.
by Akoto Ofori-Atta onDecember 23, 2011
The Root Recommends: Life Upon These Shores, Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s sweeping, photo-rich tome.
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