#ColorlinesReads: Get Some Perspective With These 5 Books
These engaging titles unravel myths surrounding resistance movements, settler colonialism and racist pseudoscience.
Henry Louis Gates Explores Reconstruction Via New Docuseries and Book
“Reconstruction: America After the Civil War” begins with the exuberant hope that accompanied the end of the war and ends with the hard realities of Jim Crow.
PBS to Air Doc on Black Editor Who Fought Original 'The Birth of a Nation'
William Monroe Trotter’s battle against D.W. Griffith’s notorious film forms the basis of “Birth of a Movement,” which features contributions from Spike Lee and Henry Louis Gates Jr.
WATCH: Trailer for 'And Still I Rise' Explores Recent History of Black America
Hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the four-hour series aims to uncover how African Americans have changed the world.
James Baldwin's French Home Could Become an Artist Colony
There is an $11.2 million fundraising campaign underway to make it happen.
'Finding Your Roots' to Return to PBS Following Dramatic Exit
The show—which was suspended after Henry Louis Gates omitted data that showed Ben Affleck’s relatives owned slaves—will return to your television in January.
PBS' ‘Finding Your Roots’ Suspended Due to Ben Affleck Slave-Master Drama
The geneology show’s production has been halted after leaked Sony e-mails revealed that producers complied with Ben Affleck’s request to hide his slave-owning relative.
Actress Khandi Alexander Discovers Racial Violence Victim in Her Family Tree
Grandfather Joshua Masters, 25, may’ve been killed in 1935 in Jacksonville.
Book of 'Black Quotations' Offers New Way to Look Back at History
Consider this new book among your holiday gift ideas.
Study: Beer Summit Drowned Jobs and Healthcare in Race News
Or, how we end up talking about Shirley Sherrod instead of double-digit black unemployment.
Henry Louis Gates' Dangerously Wrong Slave History
The celebrity academic’s New York Times editorial is not only a disservice to history, it comes at exactly the wrong time in our discourse on race.