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The Genealogy of a Civil Rights Legend

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on researching and sharing the family history of Civil Rights leader and current Congressman John Lewis on Finding Your Roots. Continue reading …

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John Lewis and Cory Booker

Finding Your Roots looks into the ancestral pasts of two inspiring political leaders: Georgia Congressman and Civil Rights leader John Lewis and Newark Mayor Cory Booker. Watch full episode. Episode credits.

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Interviewing Congressman John Lewis

If you think it’s tricky to find the perfect time to schedule an interview with a celebrity (in between shooting a movie or a TV show, attending premiere parties, making the rounds on talk shows, and hosting fundraising galas for … Continue reading …

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Fighting for Change in America

John Lewis recounts his first meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his early days in the monumental Civil Rights Movement, and how his political activism then has led to his current political career as a U.S. Congressman. Watch video.

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John Lewis

Often called ”one of the most courageous persons the Civil Rights Movement ever produced,” John Lewis has dedicated his life to protecting human rights, securing civil liberties, and building what he calls “The Beloved Community” in America.   His dedication to the … Continue reading …

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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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