finding your roots

Crescent City Gumbo: Race & Jazz in New Orleans ~ Lesson Plan

Video Segments   March 26, 2012

These brief video segments can be used alone or in combination, to introduce a topic or to spark discussion among your students. These videos are also used in the lesson plan Crescent City Gumbo: Race & Jazz in New Orleans (Grades 9-12).

Excerpts from Finding Your Roots Episode 1.

Growing Up in New Orleans

A Willing Association

Becoming More Negroidal

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The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of the new 10-part PBS series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the 12th series from Professor Gates, the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. Filmed on location across the United States, the series premieres nationally Sundays, March 25 – May 20 at 8 pm ET on PBS (check local listings).

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