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Gates, Henry Louis.

Summary: The distinguished scholar examines the origins and history of African-American ancestry as he profiles nineteen noted African Americans and illuminates their individual family sagas throughout U.S. history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.049 GAT

Gates, Henry Louis

Summary: "From one of our premier writers, scholars, and public intellectuals: a surprising, inspiring, often boldly infuriating, highly instructive and entertaining compendium of curiosities regarding African Americans. In 1934, 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro With Complete Proof: A Short Cut to the World History of the Negro was published by Joel A. Rogers, a largely self-educated black journalist...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 GAT

Gates, Henry Louis

Summary: "Beginning with the assassination of Malcolm X in February 1965, And Still I Rise: From Black Power to the White House explores the last half-century of the African American experience. More than fifty years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act and the birth of Black Power, the United States has both a Black president and Black CEOs running Fortune 500 companies-- and a large Black...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2015

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Gates, Henry Louis

Summary: Who are we, and where do we come from? The fundamental drive to answer these questions is at the heart of "Finding Your Roots," the companion book to the PBS documentary series seen by 30 million people. As Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. shows us, the tools of cutting-edge genomics and deep genealogical research now allow us to learn more about our roots, looking further back in time...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The University of North Carolina Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 929 GAT

Gates, Henry Louis

Summary: "A profound new rendering of the struggle by African-Americans for equality after the Civil War and the violent counter-revolution that resubjugated them, as seen through the prism of the war of images and ideas that have left an enduring racist stain on the American mind. The abolition of slavery in the aftermath of the Civil War is a familiar story, as is the civil rights revolution that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 GAT

Gates, Henry Louis Jr.

Summary: Explores the historical period following the American Civil War known as Reconstruction.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Public Broadcasting Service 2019

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV REC

Gates, Henry Louis.

Summary: "Henry Louis Gates, Jr., gives us a sumptuously illustrated, landmark book tracing African American history from the arrival of the conquistadors to the election of Barack Obama. Informed by the latest, sometimes provocative scholarship, and including more than eight hundred images--ancient maps, art, documents, photographs, cartoons, posters--Life Upon These Shores focuses on defining events,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2011

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 973.0496 GAT

Robbins, Hollis (EDT)/ Gates, Henry Louis (EDT)

Summary: "A landmark collection documenting the social, political, and artistic lives of African American women throughout the tumultuous nineteenth century. The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers is the most comprehensive anthology of itskind: an extraordinary range of voices offering the expressions of African American women in print before, during, and after the Civil War....

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Summary: "In 1915, African American newspaper editor and civil rights activist William Monroe Trotter waged a battle against D.W. Griffith's notoriously Ku Klux Klan-friendly blockbuster The Birth of a Nation, which unleashed a fight still raging today about race relations and representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood. Birth of a Movement features commentary from Spike Lee, Reginald...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV BIR

Summary: In the second season of FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR., Professor Gates continues that journey, utilizing a team of genealogists to reconstruct the paper trail left behind by our ancestors and the world's leading geneticists to decode our DNA and help us travel thousands of years into the past to discover the origins of our earliest forebears. Each of the 10 episodes highlights...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2015

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Summary: This 10-part series, with the renowned cultural critic and Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., delves into the genealogy and genetics of famous Americans, combining history and science in a fascinating exploration of race, family and identity in today's America. Professor Gates shakes loose captivating stories and surprises in the family trees of Kevin Bacon, Robert Downey, Jr., Branford...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2012

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV FIN

Summary: Genealogical investigations and DNA analysis help participants discover where they come from and who they are.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2008

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV AFR

Summary: A guide to the history and current state of Africa and African American heritage includes entries on topics ranging from affirmative action to zydeco.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Civitas Books 1999

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1 available in Reference, Call number: R 909.0496 AFR

Summary: On the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, the editors of Life bring readers everything that has been left to us from the life of one of history's most iconic figures. His pictures, actions, words in his speeches and his private letters are analyzed and pointed inward toward the person, to help us understand the man: the heart and soul of the man. This book is about the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Life Books 2014

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 921 LINCOLN, ABRAHAM LIF

Murray, Albert

Summary: "Albert Murray (1916-2013) was one of the most provocative and original American thinkers of the twentieth century, writing with equal grace and power as an essayist and novelist."--Page 4 of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MUR

Summary: Explore with Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the evolution of the African-American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives they developed-forging their own history, culture and society against unimaginable odds.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV AFR

Summary: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. finds out who we are and where we come from.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2014

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Summary: Dr. Gates uses genealogy and DNA science to trace the ancestry of celebrities.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: [publisher not identified] 2018

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV FIN

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Civitas 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.0496 PIO

Summary: Presents more than 40 selections from interviews with former slaves conducted in the 1930s by the Works Progress Administration that highlight different aspects of slave life, including work, abuse, living conditions, and emancipation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bulfinch Press 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 UNC

Bearden, Romare

Summary: When a company of black Union soldiers tells L'il Dan that he is no longer a slave, he follows them, and uses his beloved drum to save them from attack.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2003

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FIC BEA

Crafts, Hannah.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Books 2002

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC Crafts

Lincoln, Abraham

Summary: Henry Louis Gates, Jr., presents the full range of Lincoln's views, gathered from his private letters, speeches, official documents, and even race jokes, arranged chronologically from the late 1830s to the 1860s. --from publisher description.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7092 LIN

Summary: A compelling combination of storytelling and science, this series uses genealogy, oral histories, family stories and DNA to trace roots of several accomplished African Americans down through American history and back to Africa.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2006

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV AFR

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