Dr. Henry Louis Gates

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Living in a country made up of people with ancestors from all over the world, many Americans want to know—where did I come from? But for many of those Americans whose ancestors were forced into slavery, uncovering their lost family histories can be nearly impossible.

In the groundbreaking PBS series African American Lives 2, Harvard professor Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. helps prominent African-Americans discover their roots.
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FROM: What Makes America America
Published on January 23, 2008

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