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Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, literary scholar, journalist, cultural critic, and institution builder, Professor Gates has authored seventeen books and created fourteen ... See full bio »

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Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Puritans and Pioneers (S4, Ep3)
Sun, Sep 29 8:00 PM PDT on PBS (025)
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Puritans and Pioneers (S4, Ep3)
Mon, Sep 30 7:00 PM PDT on PBS (025)

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 2019 Who killed Malcolm X? (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer)
 2017-2018 Finding Your Roots: The Seedlings (TV Series) (executive producer - 9 episodes)
- Final Projects (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Classification (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Genealogy (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Evolution of Skin Color (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Natural Selection (2018) ... (executive producer)
 2012-2017 Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 32 episodes)
- The Vanguard (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Puritans and Pioneers (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Unfamiliar Kin (2017) ... (executive producer)
- The Impression (2017) ... (executive producer)
- The Pioneers (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2017 Africa's Great Civilizations (TV Mini-Series documentary) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Commerce and the Clash of Civilizations (2017) ... (executive producer - as Henry Louis Gates Jr.)
- The Atlantic Age (2017) ... (executive producer - as Henry Louis Gates Jr.)
- Cities (2017) ... (executive producer - as Henry Louis Gates Jr.)
- Empires of Gold (2017) ... (executive producer - as Henry Louis Gates Jr.)
- The Cross and the Crescent (2017) ... (executive producer - as Henry Louis Gates Jr.)
 2005-2017 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 2 episodes)
- Birth of a Movement (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Let the Church Say Amen (2005) ... (executive producer)
 2016 Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise (TV Mini-Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Out of the Shadows (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2013 The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (TV Mini-Series documentary) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- A More Perfect Union (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Rise! (1940-1968) (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Making a Way Out of No Way (1897-1940) (2013) ... (executive producer)
- Into the Fire (1861-1890) (2013) ... (executive producer)
- The Age of Slavery (1800-1860) (2013) ... (executive producer)
 2011 Black in Latin America (TV Series) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Brazil: A Racial Paradise? (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Mexico and Peru: The Black Grandma in the Closet (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Haiti and Dominican Republic: An Island Divided (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Cuba: The Next Revolution (2011) ... (executive producer)
 2010 Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr. (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Know Thyself (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Making America (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Becoming American (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Our American Stories (2010) ... (executive producer)
 2009 Looking for Lincoln (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2006-2008 African American Lives (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- We Come from People (2008) ... (executive producer)
- The Past Is Another Country (2008) ... (executive producer)
- The Road Home (2008) ... (executive producer)
- A Way Out of No Way (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Searching for Our Names (2006) ... (executive producer)
 2007 Oprah's Roots: An African American Lives Special (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2002 Let the Church Say, Amen (Documentary) (executive producer - as Henry Louis Gates Jr, Henry Louis Gates Jr.)
 1999 Leaving Cleaver: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Remembers Eldridge Cleaver (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 1998 Frontline (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- The Two Nations of Black America (1998) ... (executive producer)
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2 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. | Henry Louis Gates Jr. | Prof. Henry Louis Gates Jr. | Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. | Rev. Henry Louis Gates Jr. | Dr. Henry Louis Gates | Henry Lewis Gates | Skip Gates | Henry Louis Gates Jr | Henry Louis Gates Jr Phd

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5' 7" (1.7 m)
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I have a couple of missions. One is to show that we're all descended from people who came to this country from somewhere else. Secondly, that we're all related. If you go back far enough, everybody came out of Africa. This idea still makes some people uncomfortable.

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