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Henry Louis Gates

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, literary scholar, journalist, cultural critic, and institution builder, Professor Gates has authored seventeen books and created fourteen ... See full bio »

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 2012-2016 Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (TV Series documentary) (28 episodes)
- The Pioneers (2016)
- Family Reunions (2016)
- War Stories (2016)
- Visionaries (2016)
 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)
 2006-2008 African American Lives (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 8 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)
- Searching for Our Names (2006) ... (writer)
 2007 Oprah's Roots: An African American Lives Special (TV Movie documentary)
 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:

Book (ed.): "The Bondwoman's Narrative" by Hannah Crafts. See more »

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2 Interviews | 1 Article | 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 Lewis Gates | Skip Gates | Henry Louis Gates Jr | Henry Louis Gates Jr Phd


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I have a couple of missions. One is to show that we're all descended from people who came to this country from somewhere else. Secondly that we're all related. If you go back far enough, everybody came out of Africa. This idea still makes some people uncomfortable.


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



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