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Season 2

Finding Your Roots in the Digital Age (Webinar)

Join PBS and Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Harvard scholar and host of PBS’ Finding Your Roots series, for a look into how science and storytelling come together to reveal the rich histories of his guests.

Season 2

What is “Race”?

Learn about the relatively recent invention of “race” and judge how well the concept applies to people today in this video from Finding Your Roots.

Season 2

Mercantilism and the American Revolution

In this video resource from Finding Your Roots, Tina Fey learns about an ancestor who helped Benjamin Franklin develop the manufacturing industry in the American colonies.

Season 2

The Rise of Nationalism

In this video resource from Finding Your Roots, Tina Fey learns about an ancestor who fought to free Greece from four centuries of Ottoman rule.

Season 2

Ethics and Laws

Learn how Louis Dershowitz, grandfather of attorney Alan Dershowitz, helped relatives escape from Nazi persecution in this video resource from Finding Your Roots.