March 29, 2013
Tracing Your Roots: A reader hopes a fire that destroyed family records won't halt his search.
March 11, 2013
Politics, education and society are just a few of the hot topics our new regulars touch upon.
February 1, 2013
Tracing Your Roots: We kick off our genealogy column with tips for finding Native American ancestry.
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 3, 2012
100 Amazing Facts About the Negro: It was founded during slavery, and it wasn't in the U.S. South.
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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A luminary-packed panel gathered by Henry Louis Gates Jr. shared insights in Martha's Vineyard.
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