African American Lives
Analyzing the Evidence
The Science and the Investigators
Who am I? A Genealogy Guide
Sharing Stories
For Educators
About the Series

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Biography Looking Back
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"This is one of the most exciting projects in which I have been involved," says Henry Louis Gates, Jr.. "AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES is about African American history, of course, but on a deeply personal level. Slavery deprived African Americans of their historical and familial memory, and this series is an attempt to restore that memory -- on both sides of the Atlantic."

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