March 24, 2012
Watch our video to see how Mayor Cory Booker and Rep. John Lewis answered that question.
by Akoto Ofori-Atta onMarch 23, 2012
At a screening for PBS's Finding Your Roots, the mayor shares his feeling about the big reveal.
March 22, 2012
At a screening, series host Henry Louis Gates Jr. explains how he became obsessed tracing DNA.
March 21, 2012
At a screening, series host Henry Louis Gates Jr. explains how he became obsessed with genealogy.
May 31, 2011
The Root's editor-in-chief, Henry Louis Gates Jr., introduces our Roots section, where you can get advice on researching your family history.
May 26, 2011
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s passion for genealogy manifested itself in four PBS series. It brought such enormous satisfaction that we at The Root wanted to perform a public service and help the readers find their roots as well. Send your questions to tracingyourroots.com.
by Henry Louis Gates Jr. onMarch 16, 2010
On St. Patrick's Day, Henry Louis Gates Jr. reflects on an unknown Irish ancestor.
February 26, 2010
February 19, 2010
In his new PBS series, Faces of America, The Root’s editor-in-chief, Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., traces the ancestry of 12 famous Americans. Take a look at excerpts from Yo-Yo Ma's interview.
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