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Henry Louis Gates

Henry Louis Gates was born on September 16, 1950 in Piedmont, West Virginia, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for America Beyond the Color Line with Henry Louis Gates Jr. (2002), Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012) and The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2013). See full bio »
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 2011 Black in Latin America (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Brazil: A Racial Paradise? (2011) ... (writer)
- Cuba: The Next Revolution (2011) ... (writer)
 2010 Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr. (TV Series documentary) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Know Thyself (2010) ... (writer)
- Making America (2010) ... (writer)
- Becoming American (2010) ... (writer)
- Our American Stories (2010) ... (writer)
 2009 Looking for Lincoln (TV Movie)
 2008 African American Lives 2 (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 4 episodes)
- We Come from People (2008) ... (writer)
- The Past Is Another Country (2008) ... (writer)
- The Road Home (2008) ... (writer)
- A Way Out of No Way (2008) ... (writer)
 2007 Oprah's Roots: An African American Lives Special (TV Movie documentary)
 2006 African American Lives (TV Series documentary) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Searching for Our Names (2006) ... (writer)
- Beyond the Middle Passage (2006) ... (writer)
- The Promise of Freedom (2006) ... (writer)
- Listening to Our Past (2006) ... (writer)
 2002 America Beyond the Color Line with Henry Louis Gates Jr. (TV Mini-Series documentary) (as Henry Louis Gates Jr.)
  Wonders of the African World with Henry Louis Gates Jr. (TV Mini-Series documentary) (5 episodes, 1999) (written by - 1 episode, 1999)
- The Holy Land (1999)
 1998 Frontline (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Two Nations of Black America (1998) ... (writer)
 1996 Great Railway Journeys (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Great Zimbabwe to Kilimatinde (1996) ... (writer)
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Other Works:

Biography (of Abraham Lincoln): "Lincoln on Race and Slavery". See more »

Alternate Names:

Henry Louis Gates Jr. | Prof. Henry Louis Gates Jr. | Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. | Rev. Henry Louis Gates Jr. | Dr. Henry Louis Gates | Henry Louis Gates Jr Phd

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Professor, Harvard University African and African-American Studies. See more »



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