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... : Choose Your Own Autobiography. About the Series: Since the premiere of his groundbreaking series, African American Lives, in 2006 through the first two seasons of Finding Your Roots, noted Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has unearthed the ... Comment?
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the 12th and latest series from the renowned cultural critic and Harvard scholar. In this 10-part series, Professor Gates continues the quest he begun in African American Lives 1 and 2 and Faces of America delving into the genealogy and genetics of an all new group of famous Americans. Comment?
... as in the case of those who are descended from slaves. Oprah Winfrey took a DNA test for the PBS show African American Lives and learned she is Kpelle (Liberia), Bamileke (Cameroon) and Bantu (Zambia). Image: Angelina Jolie at Davos, World Economic ... Comment?
Henry Louis Gates Jr. shared family history in a talk at downtown Athens' Morton Theatre on Monday, saving the history for last as the Peabody Award winner opened a window on African American racial heritage and identity. Gates is a Harvard professor, but the renowned and sometimes controversial historian is best known to most Americans as the host of the PBS-TV series "Finding Your Roots," which begins its third season in January; before that, he was the host of "African American Lives," a 2006 PBS special which used paper records and DNA analysis to reveal the heritage of a dozen prominent African American men and women, including Quincy Jones and Oprah Winfrey, and a 2008 sequel. Comment?
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