Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

 
  

Family, race and color

Malcolm Gladwell talks about the variations in race and â??skin politicsâ?쳌 in Jamaica and America among West Indians and African Americans.
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ABOUT FACES OF AMERICA WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR.

What made America? What makes us? These two questions are at the heart of Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. The Harvard scholar turns to the latest tools of genealogy and genetics to explore the family histories of 12 renowned Americans — professor and poet Elizabeth Alexander, chef Mario Batali, comedian Stephen Colbert, novelist Louise Erdrich, journalist Malcolm Gladwell, actress Eva Longoria, musician Yo-Yo Ma, director Mike Nichols, Her Majesty Queen Noor, television host/heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, actress Meryl Streep, and figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi. Gates unravels the American tapestry, following the threads of their lives back to their earliest origins around the world. Along the way, the many stories he uncovers — of displacement and homecoming, of material success and dispossession, of assimilation and discrimination — illuminate the American experience.

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