Henry Louis Gates Jr.


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

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

Book: "Wonders of the African World." See more »

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2 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dr. 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 | Henry Louis 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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Graduate of Yale University with a B.A. in History. See more »

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