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Archive for January, 2010

A grandmother’s influence

Mario Batali reminisces about his grandmother, her influence on his life as a chef, and his first cooking experiences.

Jan 19th, 2010 | Comments

Growing up Italian in Washington state

Mario Batali talks about what it was like to grow up as the grandson of Italian immigrants in Washington state.

Jan 19th, 2010 | Comments

Clifford Alexander, Jr. and the death of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Elizabeth Alexander talks about her father, Clifford Alexander, Jr. and his role in quelling violence after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan 19th, 2010 | Comments

Clifford Alexander, Sr. arrives in America

Elizabeth Alexander talks about her grandfather, Clifford Alexander, Sr. and his emigration from Jamaica to start a new life and raise a family in Harlem.

Jan 19th, 2010 | Comments

What it means to be African American

Elizabeth Alexander and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. discuss what it means to be African American, especially in the context of Alexander's mixed heritage.

Jan 19th, 2010 | Comments

Connecting the African American past to the present

Elizabeth Alexander talks about her family's accomplishments, and how they may (or may not) relate to what Henry Louis Gates, Jr. revealed about her ancestry.

Jan 19th, 2010 | Comments

Trace Your Family History




Jan 15th, 2010 | Comments

Exploring the Past: Video Segments




Jan 13th, 2010 | Comments

Exploring the Past: Lesson Activities




Jan 13th, 2010 | Comments

Exploring the Past: Lesson Overview

This hands-on, media-enhanced lesson will challenge students to gather clues about the past through photographs, drawings and other primary source materials. For grades 2-4.

Jan 13th, 2010 | Comments

Sequencing the Gates genome




Jan 12th, 2010 | Comments

They’re Coming to America: Immigrants Past and Present: Video Segments




Jan 12th, 2010 | Comments
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