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Webinar: PBS & Classroom 2.0 – Exploring the Faces of America with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
takes up the search for the guests’ ancestries where the historical record leaves off and links their distinctive family histories to the broader history of “the family of man.”
tells the story of the peopling of the New World, of how land came to define the settling and identity of America, and of how the guests’ ancestors were part of this history.
explores the many journeys to becoming American that defined the “Century of Immigration” (1820s – 1924) and transformed the United States from a sleepy agrarian country into a booming industrial power.
Our American Stories
explores the dynamic and shifting relationship America had with her new immigrants in the 20th century.
Video: Using genetics to explore family history
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. appears on “The Colbert Report”
What made America? What makes us? In the new PBS series
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.
A Cold Reception: Anti-Immigrant Sentiment in the United States: Video Segments
I Dream of Genome: Video Segments
A Cold Reception: Anti-Immigrant Sentiment in the United States: Lesson Activities
I Dream of Genome: Lesson Activities