African American Lives
Analyzing the Evidence
The Science and the Investigators
Who am I? A Genealogy Guide
Sharing Stories
For Educators
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Click on the images to read an interview with Henry Louis Gates Jr., learn more about his guests, and discover how individual stories like the ones they've uncovered during the making of AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES, woven together, form the fabric of African-American history.
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