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2014-02-10 12:20:08

- The Ford-employees African-Ancestry Network at Ford Motor Company will celebrate Black History Month with Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. will join Ford Motor Company's African American employee resource group, Ford-employees African-Ancestry Network, in celebrating Black History Month on Friday, Feb. 21. The theme this year, "Finding Your Roots," is inspired by Gates, this year's keynote speaker, who is host...

2013-10-10 12:26:37

Rep. John Lewis, Julian Bond and Charlayne Hunter-Gault join Dr. Gates to discuss the landmark program chronicling the African-American experience WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- At an evening reception and screening hosted by Howard and Abby Milstein, major civic and civil rights figures celebrated the newest PBS series by Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., entitled The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131010/NY95496 )...

2013-08-07 12:23:41

New six-part, six-hour series takes viewers on an unprecedented journey through African-American history--from slavery to freedom, and from the plantation to the White House NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This fall, noted Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. recounts the full trajectory of African-American history in his groundbreaking new six-part series The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. premiering Tuesdays, October 22, 29...

2012-11-21 20:20:31

ATLANTA, Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ASPiRE today announced the world premiere of its new original series, THE ROOT 100. Hosted by Emmy(®)-winning television journalist and CNN Anchor Suzanne Malveaux, the weekly show is based on online news and commentary site The Root's (www.theroot.com) fourth annual list of 100 of the most influential African-American innovators of the next generation (age 25-45). Featuring first-hand interviews and video profiles of 24 of the list's honorees, THE...

2012-09-20 10:24:35

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Root, the leading online source of news and commentary from an African-American perspective, announces The Root 100 4th annual list. The Root 100 celebrates the best young and emerging leaders (ages 25-45) who demonstrate the power to influence through meaningful engagement and innovative leadership within their fields. "Since its inception, The Root 100 has served as a platform for us to recognize the top emerging leaders in the...

2012-05-17 06:23:21

NEW YORK, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What does it mean to be Hispanic? This Sunday, May 20 at 8 p.m. ET, the season finale of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the PBS television series that explores issues of race and identity through the genealogy of some of America's best-known personalities, seeks to answer that question. Through the family histories of actors Michelle Rodriguez and Adrian Grenier, and Linda Chavez -- an author, syndicated newspaper...

2012-03-23 02:22:29

Finding Your Roots builds on the success of African American Lives 1 and 2 and Faces of America, journeying deep into the ancestry of remarkable individuals Harry Connick, Jr., Robert Downey, Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, John Legend, Branford Marsalis, Condoleezza Rice, Michelle Rodriguez, Barbara Walters, and many other well-known names learn long-lost secrets from their family histories. NEW YORK, March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The basic drive to discover who we are and...

2011-06-28 08:15:00

OAK BROOK, Ill., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its long-standing support and connection to the African-American community, McDonald's® will recognize a distinguished list of five prominent African-Americans who influence and inspire greatness through outstanding community service at the 2011 365Black® Awards. This year's 365Black Awards will be co-hosted by nationally syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner and Academy...

2011-04-14 08:15:00

Black in Latin America is the 11th documentary from Professor Gates whose previous PBS projects include African American Lives 1 and 2, Oprah's Roots, Looking for Lincoln, and Faces of America, among others Six Latin American countries are featured in the series: Brazil, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico and Peru The series is the third part of a trilogy which began 12 years ago with Wonders of the African World NEW YORK, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Black in Latin...

2010-02-01 07:30:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Knome, a leading pioneer in the personal genomics field, will be featured in the new four-part PBS series Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. The series follows Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. as he uses advanced genetics tools to explore the ancestral histories of 12 renowned Americans, uncovering unique stories of immigration that illuminate the American experience. Working with geneticists at Harvard Medical School and the Broad...