This six-hour PBS series explores the evolution of the African-American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives they developed - forging their own history, culture and society against unimaginable odds.
Beginning with Africa's ancient history as the cradle of mankind, this documentary series with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. brings to life the epic stories of both little-known and celebrated African kingdoms and cultures.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. presents the definitive history of the transformative years following the American Civil War, when the nation struggled to rebuild itself amidst profound loss, massive destruction and revolutionary social change.
Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. weaves together genealogical detective work with cutting-edge DNA analysis to trace the ancestry of a diverse array of trailblazing public figures. The result is a captivating cross-section of history.
Trace the history of the Black Church in America. From enslavement to today, the series explores key events shaping an institution at the heart of African American communities on the frontlines of hope and change.
Renowned scholar Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. returns for a new season of FINDING YOUR ROOTS. Using genealogical detective work and cutting-edge DNA analysis, Gates guides influential guests deep into the branches of their family trees, revealing surprising stories of love, hardship, and triumph that transcend borders and merge to form an American root system fortified by its diversity.
The Dinka live deep in Southern Sudan, isolated from the outside world after decades of civil war. Their remote landscape protects an ancient way of life. Follow a man in love, the woman he wants to marry, and the clan on the move into enemy territory.
The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of the new series with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Continuing the quest begun in his previous projects, Gates finds new ways to "get into the DNA of American culture."
"Not Black Enough", a film about class warfare in the Black community, takes a sometimes humorous, always personal, brutally honest and insightful look into a seldom-explored phenomenon - the ostracizing of Blacks for being 'Not Black Enough'. Interviews with Vanessa Williams, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Petey Pablo.
The story of African Slavery in America started with the first permanent English Colony in the 17th Century and ended with the Civil War. But those two hundred and fifty years of struggle were just the beginning of a journey down the long Emancipation Road.
Twelve New Zealanders have their DNA tested to help them solve old family mysteries, uncover ancient forbearers and even uncover a fortune or two.
This original, nine-part series documents Black Achievement in American history, its defining role in the growth of the country, and its influence on current events.
See for the first time the little known historical facts that aren't taught in most American History classes. "America's Untold Journey" chronicles the 450 year arc of little known continuous African American history beginning in 1565 in Spanish Florida and continuing to the present day.
In his new four-hour series, Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. embarks on a deeply personal journey through the last fifty years of African American history.
The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of Season 2 of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Continuing on the quest begun in his previous projects, African American Lives, African American Lives 2, Faces of America, and the first season of Finding Your Roots.