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Dir. of @HutchinsCenter, African & African American Research & Alphonse Fletcher University Professor, @Harvard. #FindingYourRoots Season 6 - Tuesdays on @PBS.

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"RIGGED challenges us to think about what Americans can and should do to rebuild our democracy so it once again adh… https://t.co/IOXAnDKVja
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12/14
2019
Collecting Pioneer https://t.co/5RIgAbJXFo via @BarronsOnline#ReconstructionPBS has won a 2020 duPont-Columbia Award! It's an honor to be included since this award acknowledges… https://t.co/potYHbJd98
12/12
2019
Deeply moving, poignant essay about the complexities of an African American’s return to the continent, by the brill… https://t.co/8E05c5n8vSMargaret Lawrence, First Black Female Psychoanalyst, Dies at 105 https://t.co/GCq7QZq9Wi
12/9
2019
...a must-read for all Americans concerned about inequality, social justice, and effective solutions to lingering s… https://t.co/pUB0ln3gZOBrilliant conversation between @darrenwalker and @AmanpourCoPBS about Darren’s new book, "From Generosity to Justic… https://t.co/Hm5yqDAB94
12/6
2019
Outstanding article on #EricFoner’s Story of American Freedom via @thenation! A must read! https://t.co/kxrri7iTTS📺Watch Live from @Harvard Today at 4pm Eastern: @HenryLouisGates in conversation with @nhannahjones of the… https://t.co/eysHSLAV7N
Retweeted by Henry Louis Gates JrBlack Scholars Are Not ‘Rare Creatures’ https://t.co/Okg533E4jW
12/4
2019
LOW TICKET ALERT: A small number of tickets are still available to view this powerful documentary for free TONIGHT.… https://t.co/DfGutW1V2o
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12/3
2019
.@darrenwalker discusses his terrific new book"#FromGenerositytoJustice: The New Gospel of Wealth" with… https://t.co/vavKGAzG7O
11/28
2019
Tonight, we’re looking back at the incredible stories we uncovered with guests @GloriaSteinem, #SandraCisneros and… https://t.co/vZ4dAzg9WIAdd #CollegeBehindBarsPBS to your must watch list! It is a marvelous new film by @KenBurns, @LynnNovick, and… https://t.co/Lr20owhNPsSTONY THE ROAD has been selected as a New York Times Notable Book of 2019! https://t.co/ls9FJTDQ5A
11/26
2019
Check out the @nytimes book review of Orlando Patterson’s (@opatters1) brilliant new book on Jamaica! https://t.co/Ig9Si1d0sQ
11/24
2019
Eric Foner: The Legacy of Slavery in the Era of Trump https://t.co/0YPBZATP51 via @AudioboomCheck out "An Unfinished Revolution" via James Oakes @nybooks. A great review that looks at "Stony the Road" alongs… https://t.co/jJTas3viGp
11/21
2019
How these Oregon teachers are fighting back against white nationalism https://t.co/FLCooHwCPM
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11/20
2019
We’re back for some laughs with @SethMeyers, @SarahKSilverman and @TigNotaro – tonight at 8/7c on @PBS!… https://t.co/Nzfpgfc1A5
11/19
2019
Historian & genealogy expert, Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., is here to set the record straight on African American anc… https://t.co/TgP7f7ADWE
Retweeted by Henry Louis Gates JrEric Foner will be discussing his book about Reconstruction at Maplewood @wordsbookstore on December 4. Be sure t… https://t.co/eYkHrCybqo
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11/18
2019
‘Stony the Road’ spells out how America created its post-slavery culture https://t.co/PLWaUSwR4i via @TheMVTimes
11/15
2019
"We can not say that Trump has improved growth" - via @Le_Figaro https://t.co/Ef3nIAhT1N https://t.co/VijBT9byDa
11/13
2019
#GameOfThrones meets @thelonelyisland – only on #FindingYourRoots. Revisit our episode with Andy Samberg and… https://t.co/vBjyH0wfRnI’m talking to my dear friend Tom Joyner @TJMShow at 8:50am ET about #FindingYourRoots. Tune in here: https://t.co/n89LzXLm8e
11/12
2019
Swept up in hope, David W. Blight writes, Frederick Douglass did not anticipate the rising tide of nativism that la… https://t.co/XqwGybvb9k
11/11
2019
The ‘Lost Cause’ That Built Jim Crow https://t.co/5wwUc49AQA‘Ancient Nubia Now’ corrects the record on the MFA’s African art collection https://t.co/CdlTL46wJ4 via @BostonGlobe
11/8
2019
Derek Black grew up as a white nationalist. Here's how he changed his mind https://t.co/IJCrG7ZdBF - via @CharlayneHG @NewsHour
11/7
2019
Derek Black grew up as a white nationalist. Here's how he changed his mind https://t.co/VT3vSSBkFB
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11/6
2019
Tonight on #FindingYourRoots, say hello to friends from Season 4: #BryantGumbel, @TLewisLee and @SuzanneMalveaux. T… https://t.co/hmjTdtl1BRIn honor of my dear friend and fishing buddy @CharlesOgletree of @Harvard_Law, I’m donating the award money to sup… https://t.co/lrj0024eZH
11/5
2019
Truly honored! https://t.co/yDDd6GhkdxHappy 50th Birthday, @Diddy! Celebrating you and your living legacy by watching this scene from your… https://t.co/cJcH0uPIGd
11/4
2019
...not as kitsch or propaganda. I was fixated from beginning to end. Motherless Brooklyn is a triumph. https://t.co/dLv2mySW1d.@EdwardNorton’s #MotherlessBrooklyn is a masterpiece of acting, filmmaking, and storytelling, subtly addressing co… https://t.co/yTgX40Hm8E
11/1
2019
The "#ToughLove: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For" book tour featuring @AmbassadorRice stops at First Pari… https://t.co/D6T26MOdZ2Wednesday @ 7:30pm! @AmbassadorRice shares her new memoir, TOUGH LOVE: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For, i… https://t.co/pmIBX3ZMAR
Retweeted by Henry Louis Gates JrWe’re taking a trip down memory lane tonight on #FindingYourRoots. Watch as #FredArmisen, @CarlySimonOfficial and… https://t.co/QfGUkSibKw
10/29
2019
Did you see me on @watchmen tonight as the United States Treasury Secretary? This is my hologram debut! @ReginaKinghttps://t.co/YmcTkt7Dqm
10/28
2019
Recipients of this year's W.E.B. Du Bois Medal awards were celebrated at Harvard for their contributions to African… https://t.co/Q1BRJkvjaj
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10/25
2019
Tonight @SmithsonianSec is in conversation with @HenryLouisGates at @HarvardMuseums @peabodymuseum to share the sto… https://t.co/WaGiitypIC
Retweeted by Henry Louis Gates JrOscar-nominated actor Queen Latifah, Pulitzer Prize winning-poet Rita Dove, and five others received Harvard's annu… https://t.co/8DAl7xcmt2
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10/23
2019
Tonight, we’re revisiting an especially popular episode from Season 3 of #FindingYourRoots: @Diddy and @LLCoollJ! T… https://t.co/ymgkle0umN
10/22
2019
"He was just an extraordinary, extraordinary person who really put his all into public service." Rep. Elijah Cummi… https://t.co/w8jEVqpnfw
Retweeted by Henry Louis Gates Jr...May you Rest In Peace with the ancestors, dear brother. Thank you for all you sacrificed so selflessly to defend our people’s rights!I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Representative Elijah Cummings, one of our most noble warriors in o… https://t.co/6iuAD6oKRu
10/17
2019
Watch last night’s episode of #FindingYourRoots, featuring @MelissaMcCarthy and @EricStonestreet online now!… https://t.co/BlGbzfsy68Thanks for joining us tonight! You can watch last week’s episode here https://t.co/kQx5vzubRv and tune-in next week… https://t.co/Byxvj0LGVj“That’s so cool.” @EricStonestreet reacts to learning where the roots of his last name trace back to...Austria! Eri… https://t.co/p4W1MA19gC“Holy Smokes!” We reveal a scandalous “tabloid” story to @MelissaMcCarthy about her ancestors on tonight’s episode… https://t.co/BV36eqBIC8In an emotional and humbling moment on tonight’s episode of #FindingYourRoots, Eric learns how his great grandfathe… https://t.co/8WkBKAZZ4xIn 1912, @MelissaMcCarthy’s great-grandfather died of pneumonia at the age of 45, leaving behind 7 children under t… https://t.co/LdCaok6KunIn this moment from tonight’s #FindingYourRoots, @EricStonestreet reflects on how his family upbringing inspired hi… https://t.co/SVdgEtD6SdDid you know...@EricStonestreet aspired to be a 🤡 and actually auditioned for Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bail… https://t.co/sFljTsUXoT.@MelissaMcCarthy moved from a small farm town in the midwest to the Big Apple to pursue fashion design but soon af… https://t.co/M491a76j9R
10/16
2019
#FindingYourRoots starts now with an all-star comedy line-up @MelissaMcCarthy and @EricStonestreet! Tune in now to… https://t.co/0HlKvNGIbKAre you tuning in tonight to #FindingYourRoots?! Retweet if so! You don’t want to miss this all-new episode with… https://t.co/rXaOlqHA6L
10/15
2019
Learning about my ancestry on #FindingYourRoots was an extraordinary experience. @HenryLouisGates and I will be on… https://t.co/GEsrVmqVEj
Retweeted by Henry Louis Gates JrMelissa McCarthy discovers more about her family history in this exclusive preview of the next #FindingYourRoots -- https://t.co/U7PEPzxbua
Retweeted by Henry Louis Gates JrWATCH: Eric Stonestreet gets emotional talking about his family in this exclusive clip from the next… https://t.co/PatFWP0bPe
Retweeted by Henry Louis Gates JrReady for an all new #FindingYourRoots? We’re back tomorrow night with @MelissaMcCarthy and @EricStonestreet at 8/7… https://t.co/KMO4Zhhw5K
10/14
2019
..pioneering scholarly work of the historian, Anne Bailey. But we are grateful that the paper has corrected this omission. @JamesLSwanson and I were very sorry that the Washington Post article about our project attempting to establish the… https://t.co/NFyFHRssjvIn setting out on this research odyssey to find its many branches, we are indebted to the outstanding scholarship o… https://t.co/8PxPpXmsODThe Weeping Time is a story that cuts to the painful, shattering root of the African American experience in bondage before the Civil War...We hope any descendants will be in touch with us to share their stories!
Retweeted by Henry Louis Gates JrWe are excited to build on the pioneering work of @annebailey63 and @KwesidHanson and the late Malcolm Bell Jr.
Retweeted by Henry Louis Gates JrThrilled to announce this new book that I am co-authoring with the great scholar @HenryLouisGates https://t.co/rfVX8WQVlz
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10/13
2019
The most fun I’ve had in an interview in a very long time! Thanks @PaulMecurio! https://t.co/3XNaxrJ5cY
10/11
2019
Thank you @Oprah for being a part of our new project! The crew and I had a great time with you and your team. We ca… https://t.co/98h2l5u5G5If you missed last night’s season premiere of #FindingYourRoots with @IsaRossellini, @AnjelicaHuston & @MiaFarrow,… https://t.co/vqFb3EcHCYThanks for joining us for our season premiere of season 6! Catch up on episodes from last season here… https://t.co/iTwg4f0vhGOn tonight’s premiere, @IsaRossellini also discovers she has a new DNA cousin. Find out who in this clip!… https://t.co/dnYT34s5kxIn season 4 of #FindingYourRoots, we discovered that #BernieSanders and #LarryDavid share identical DNA on chromoso… https://t.co/9HyfKEtbxY“He was a choir teacher and he wanted a name that would scare the children.” While tracing her ancestors, we discov… https://t.co/U0o97sUdL4“Makepeace is a really good name! This is very moving.” ☮️ @MiaFarrow feels deeply satisfied to learn the optimisti… https://t.co/ChOjNkeoby.@MiaFarrow learns the shocking, and up until now, unknown truth about her paternal grandmother’s life on tonight’s… https://t.co/tvRZfeB7sM“I had no idea that she was living this kind of life, which was obviously incredibly hard.” @AnjelicaHuston on her… https://t.co/Dhu5CUwY9Z“They were amazingly special...They taught me how to be an artist.” @IsaRossellini on her legendary parents… https://t.co/EKmlKIJyIT
10/9
2019
The #FindingYourRoots Season 6 premiere begins right now on @PBS with @IsaRossellini, @AnjelicaHuston and… https://t.co/E7oSx8BYJcTonight I get to watch my #FindingYourRoots story unfold! This was such a gift. Tune in at 8|7c on your local @PBShttps://t.co/hGm3HZFJQn
Retweeted by Henry Louis Gates JrRetweet if you'll be joining us tonight for the Season 6 premiere of Finding Your Roots! Iconic guest line up, incl… https://t.co/DZCTcbv5uLThe 2019 Hutchins Center Honors W. E. B. Du Bois Medal Ceremony will honor @ProfessorEA , @SmithsonianSec , Rita Do… https://t.co/PqSIhAHS4L
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10/8
2019
The human genome really does make us all the same, you know. You don’t have to take it from me, take it from Harvar… https://t.co/LVTCAEAD7O
Retweeted by Henry Louis Gates Jr#FindingYourRoots is back tomorrow night with a legendary premiere episode! We kick off season 6 with guests… https://t.co/seouM1BjEo
10/7
2019
Harvard basketball coach Tommy Amaker says Harvard vs. Howard is much more than a football game; it’s about greatne… https://t.co/7q1ttwazl7
10/5
2019
Sending my love to my Piedmont High School classmate, Woody Green, surrounded by four of the Piedmont Princesses, C… https://t.co/yJcQc0l4Pu
10/4
2019
‘Rachel Dretzin and Phil Bertelsen Preview "Who Killed Malcolm X?"’ on #SoundCloud #np https://t.co/6hizUCXRam @WPSU @EmmyMidAtlantic @kristianjl @CheraineS https://t.co/dnJhzGHKtm
10/1
2019
.@WPSU’s #FindingYourRoots: The Seedlings won another Mid-Atlantic Emmy (@EmmyMidAtlantic) in the category of Educa… https://t.co/50AsFynUYzProfits of Order https://t.co/VRwtjbU30l
9/30
2019
Four people from diverse backgrounds discover they aren’t as different as they thought. @ancestry #sponsored https://t.co/LVczUbV0Km
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9/28
2019
What a profoundly beautiful experience. Thank you @HenryLouisGates for helping me find my roots. #FindingYourRoots https://t.co/fpGhr5uAb4
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9/26
2019
Amazing, prophetic, documentary footage of Kwame Anthony Appiah’s father on the slow erosion of democratic institut… https://t.co/az004FAnwL
9/25
2019
Here’s a first look at #FindingYourRoots Season 6! We are back in two weeks with a stellar lineup of guests and fas… https://t.co/JlEKZXlJrwCongratulations to Elizabeth Alexander (@ProfessorEA) for a brilliant speech commemorating the 50th anniversary of… https://t.co/69Q47XdQmB
9/24
2019
What Does It Mean to ‘Look Like Me’? https://t.co/JgxI6DqeMU
9/22
2019
What Reconstruction-Era Laws Can Teach Our Democracy https://t.co/fPR5uwOoyS
9/18
2019

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