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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.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. in a black suit on a stage

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.

Novelist James Balnddwin in Hyde Park, London, in 1969.

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. 

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.