NYU Press Releases Faces of America Widget

July 29, 2010

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Faces of America (and Stephen Colbert) fans, take note: NYU Press has created a new widget that will allow readers to preview a full chapter of Henry Louis Gates’ new book, Faces of America: How 12 Extraordinary People Discovered Their Past, based on the popular PBS series.  Gates traces the genealogies of twelve diverse famous figures, including Queen Noor, actress Meryl Streep, chef Mario Batali, and Olympic Gold Medalist and figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi.

The new widget will grant readers access to the complete chapter on comedian Stephen Colbert (who discovers that he is “more Irish than Joyce,” among other things).  Check out the widget below, and watch full episodes of Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.