by Lynette Holloway onOctober 23, 2011
He talks black history and heritage, Obama and more.
by Diedtra Henderson onSeptember 22, 2011
Short on samples, researchers seek more data on African Americans' health.
September 1, 2011
Need help with your family tree? Send us your queries and The Root's editor-in-chief, Henry Louis Gates Jr., will answer them in our Roots section.
by Joel Dreyfuss onJuly 28, 2011
Our editor-in-chief quizzes the Microsoft founder on his passion about education.
July 20, 2011
Change is good. Learn about our new offerings.
June 23, 2011
Rewind: In an episode of Faces of America that aired on PBS in 2010, the poet talks about her grandfather's immigration from Jamaica to Harlem, N.Y., and how he influenced his community.
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 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.
April 8, 2011
In the PBS series Black in Latin America, The Root's editor-in-chief, Henry Louis Gates Jr., examines the complexities of race and color in the places where 95 percent of African slaves ended up: South America and the Caribbean. First up: Why slavery was more brutal in Brazil than in the U.S.
Twitter goes in on Paula Deen after a report suggests that she's racist.
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