June 17, 2011
America can't reclaim its standing as a global leader unless young men of color also get a shot at academic success.
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.
April 25, 2011
Institutional racism in Cuba has been outlawed for decades, but in this installment of Henry Louis Gates' PBS special, it's clear that "racism of the heart" is still very much alive there.
April 18, 2011
The Root's editor-in-chief, Henry Louis Gates Jr., interviews the 96-year-old artist in Cambridge, Mass., in a live event.
by Hayat Mohamed onApril 15, 2011
Henry Louis Gates Sr. died Christmas Eve, but his legacy lives on in his sons.
April 14, 2011
Guess where most of those who survived the Middle Passage went? Henry Louis Gates Jr. breaks it down.
by Joel Dreyfuss onApril 14, 2011
Did African Americans fight for the Stars and Bars? Maybe a few, but hardly the thousands that some claim.
February 17, 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 Olympics-gold-winning figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi.
by Henry Louis Gates Jr. onJanuary 25, 2010
It wasn’t the devil that hurt Haiti; it was Thomas Jefferson.
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