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.
April 14, 2011
Guess where most of those who survived the Middle Passage went? Henry Louis Gates Jr. breaks it down.
February 17, 2011
In the latest segment of the Vine series on African-American power and leadership, Russell Simmons tells The Root's editor-in-chief, Henry Louis Gates Jr., what he says to his Jewish friends about his close relationship with Louis Farrakhan. He also reveals the moment he first knew that he had made it, and his views on the enduring appeal of hip-hop.
December 27, 2010
Professors Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Rudolph Byrd say that their research brings a new insight to Cane author Jean Toomer's choice of racial identity.
by Henry Louis Gates Jr. onDecember 1, 2010
An unusual exhibit of photographs of middle-class African Americans at the Paris Expo of 1900 was a declaration of war against racial stereotypes -- and a forerunner of class conflict among blacks.
November 12, 2010
The Root's editor-in-chief quizzes the journalist and historian on her magisterial work, The Warmth of Other Suns, which traces the great migration of millions of African Americans from the South to greater freedom and opportunity.
by Joel Dreyfuss onAugust 22, 2010
The Obamas vacationed at one end of Martha's Vineyard. Black intellectuals and academics gathered at the opposite end to talk about religion, crime and justice. Two interlocking worlds kept apart by the issue of race.
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