SOURCE: Washington Post
by Howell Raines
An illuminating ook review of Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s “Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow.”
The 4-part documentary will air on PBS starting April 9th.
In an interview, Gates discusses how what he learned through his own DNA test.
by Philip Nobile
Haley went from a blacklist to beatitude.
SOURCE: Mother Jones
"It was refreshing how closely they followed the exact events."
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — After a tragedy like the Trayvon Martin killing, calls routinely arise for a conversation about race.But Henry Louis Gates thinks the more direct way for structural change is through schools and their curriculum.That’s what he’s hoping will happen with “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross,” a six-hour PBS documentary series that traces 500 years of black history.“To tell the whole sweep of African-American history — no one’s tried to do that. That was what we were crazy enough to do,” Gates said in an interview on Wednesday....
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