The Importance of Genealogy – Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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The Importance of Genealogy – Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Christiane Amanpour, a British-Iranian journalist, talks to prominent personalities about important issues affecting the people on her PBS show “Amanpour & Company”.

Historian and Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has explored the ancestry of dozens of people from diverse backgrounds on his PBS show Finding Your Roots, including Christiane’s in 2019. Now in its sixth season, the show features guests like Jeff Goldblum, RuPaul, and Queen Latifah. Gates believes family tapestries can offer a sense of stability in these unsettled times and joins Walter Isaacson to discuss what he’s learned about race and identity, and the Importance of Genealogy. (Originally aired on January 16, 2020)

 

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