December 26, 2012
Hear The Root's editor-in-chief, Henry Louis Gates Jr., chat with the Django Unchained director about the n-word and a possible sequel.
December 25, 2012
In the last of a Q&A series, the director rejects the idea that Django fits into that old Hollywood trope.
December 24, 2012
In the second of a Q&A series, he talks critics and Django's depiction of slavery with Henry Louis Gates Jr.
December 23, 2011
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.
by Akoto Ofori-Atta onDecember 22, 2011
Images from Life Upon These Shores, Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s sweeping, photo-rich tome.
by Diedtra Henderson onSeptember 22, 2011
Short on samples, researchers seek more data on African Americans' health.
by Joel Dreyfuss onJuly 28, 2011
Our editor-in-chief quizzes the Microsoft founder on his passion about education.
July 13, 2011
In this episode of African American Lives 2 that aired on PBS in 2008, the poet discovers where her ancestors are from and explains why she knew it all along.
Plus: Learn more about tracing your ancestry in our Roots section.
May 31, 2011
In an episode of African-American Lives that originally aired on PBS in 2009, Tina Turner learns about her family's origins as sharecroppers.
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