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- Our very own Skip Gates narrated a special video for the “We Can Do This” Campaign from the US Department of Health and Human Services. The campaign aims to increase vaccine confidence while reinforcing basic prevention measures:
- The seventh season of the critically acclaimed PBS series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. premiered on January 18th, 2021. This season features 20 new guests, including Glenn Close, Audra MacDonald, Christopher Meloni, Clint Black, Rosanne Cash and Pharell Williams.
- On February 16th and 17th, The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song premiered. This intimate four-hour series from Henry Louis Gates, Jr., explores the 400-year-old story of the Black church in America, the changing nature of worship spaces, and the men and women who shepherded them from the pulpit, the choir loft, and church pews.
Upcoming Productions on WETA
The Making of Black America: Spring 2022
The Great Migration: 2024
Dr. Gates's Library of Work
About Dr. Gates
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, historian, best-selling author, award-winning filmmaker, and host of the popular genealogy series Finding Your Roots.
He has produced numerous history documentaries such as The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, Africa’s Great Civilizations, and Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise. Dr. Gates’s most recent production Reconstruction: America After the Civil War was announced as a 2020 recipient of the prestigious Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award for Journalism.