Pbs Explorer Collection: Exploring Our Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Overview

As one of the world's leading sociologists, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. produced a series of documentaries for public television that draw on such resources as genealogy and DNA investigation to provide an epic-length chronicle of the history of African Americans, highlighting cultural identity, contributions to society, historical struggles, and much more. The first two programs, African American Lives (2006) and African American Lives 2 (2008), employ a narrative approach that involves documenting the lineages of a ...
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Overview

As one of the world's leading sociologists, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. produced a series of documentaries for public television that draw on such resources as genealogy and DNA investigation to provide an epic-length chronicle of the history of African Americans, highlighting cultural identity, contributions to society, historical struggles, and much more. The first two programs, African American Lives (2006) and African American Lives 2 (2008), employ a narrative approach that involves documenting the lineages of a handful of famous African Americans, including Chris Tucker, T.D. Jakes and Oprah Winfrey. The third program, Faces of America (2010) (which also appears in this set) expands its focus to Americans who represent varying ethnicities, such as Meryl Streep, Stephen Colbert and Yo-Yo Ma.
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/5/2010
  • UPC: 841887013093
  • Rating:

  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 16:00:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 67,220

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- PBS Explorer Collection: Exploring Our Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr. - African American Lives
2. Discovering African Heritage [4:31]
3. The Relatives We Know [7:14]
4. The Great Migration [14:41]
5. Saving Graces [8:05]
6. Time for a Change [7:50]
7. Owning Land [10:05]
2. From Slavery To Freedom [5:31]
3. The Power of Property [6:40]
4. Education Is Freedom [3:27]
5. Reconstructing Family [5:59]
6. Control Over Their Destiny [6:02]
7. Turbulent Times [8:10]
8. Solving Mysteries with Science [6:28]
9. Lives in Spite of Everything [5:23]
10. The Science Doesn't Lie [5:43]
1. Branch By Branch [2:13]
2. The Tomb of Slavery Speaks [4:31]
3. The Civil War [7:14]
4. Free Blacks [14:41]
5. An Enclave of Freedom [8:05]
6. A Trial [7:50]
7. First Generation African Americans [10:05]
1. What DNA Can Tell Us About Our Families [2:13]
2. Percentages [6:55]
3. Surprising Ancestry [12:15]
4. What Is Africa? [7:48]
5. Patrilineal and Matrilineal DNA [5:31]
6. Providing Context [7:09]
7. Back to Africa [6:22]
8. Completing the Circle [6:25]
Disc #2 -- PBS Explorer Collection: Exploring Our Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. - African American Lives 2
2. Introduction [3:53]
3. Taking Home with You [11:13]
4. Segregation Shaped Me [5:26]
5. No Man's Land [9:10]
6. Protestations of Innocence [7:54]
7. Passing [5:22]
8. Foundations of Home [11:08]
2. Introduction [2:17]
3. Fighting for Freedom [5:43]
4. Reinventing the Past [3:15]
5. A People Without a Country [6:16]
6. New Rights [9:13]
7. Side By Side [10:37]
8. Full Equality [10:12]
9. Bleak Prospects [6:32]
10. Foundations for Change [:00]
2. Introduction [3:31]
3. A Petition for Existence [5:25]
4. Do Unto Others [5:42]
5. Lost Identities [3:31]
6. A Degree of Stability [4:21]
7. Sale and Separation [5:17]
8. Power Relations [8:28]
9. A Heartbreaking Contradiction [6:44]
10. Reaching for Closure [11:06]
11. Chapter 11 [:00]
2. Introduction [3:53]
3. European Ancestry [11:13]
4. The Native American Myth [5:26]
5. Tangled Roots [9:10]
6. A Deep Connection [7:54]
7. Unchanged DNA [5:22]
8. The Voyage [11:08]
Disc #3 -- PBS Explorer Collection: Exploring Our Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr - Faces Of America
1. Introduction [6:11]
2. The Family Tree [8:59]
3. 3 Generations to Make a Musician [9:09]
4. Identity Through Color [9:19]
5. Immigration and Fate [13:02]
6. American Loyalty [6:24]
7. Credits [2:00]
1. Introduction [4:42]
2. Roots Across Continents [9:12]
3. A Better Life in America [9:41]
4. Segregation and Discrimination [12:45]
5. The Question of Race [11:08]
6. Citizenship [5:06]
7. Credits [2:31]
1. Introduction [5:37]
2. Stories from the Past [10:45]
3. Tragic Interactions [8:16]
4. Home in a New Place [9:39]
5. Roots in Pennsylvania [8:05]
6. The Beginning of the Melting Pot [10:43]
7. Credits [2:01]
1. Introduction [6:28]
2. The Deepest of Roots [9:25]
3. The Importance of Ancestors [8:25]
4. Admixture & Pie Charts [8:44]
5. We Are Family [11:30]
6. Contemplating Your Own History [8:11]
7. Credits [2:35]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- PBS Explorer Collection: Exploring Our Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr. - African American Lives
   Episode 1: Listening To Our Past
   Episode 2: The Promise Of Freedom
   Episode 3: Searching For Our Names
   Episode 4: Beyond The Middle Passage
   Scene Selections
      Episode 1 Listening To Our Past
      Episode 2 - The Promise Of Freedom
      Episode 3: Searching For Our Names
      Episode 4: Beyond The Middle Passage
   PBS.org
Disc #2 -- PBS Explorer Collection: Exploring Our Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. - African American Lives 2
   Episode 1 - The Road Home
   Episode 2: A Way Out Of No Way
   Episode 3: We Come From People
   Episode 4: The Past Is Another Country
   Scene Selections
      Episode 1: The Road Home
      Episode 2: A Way Out Of No Way
      Episode 3: We Come From People
      Episode 4: The Past Is Another Country
   Audio Setup
      5.1 Surround Sound: On/Off
   pbs.org
Disc #3 -- PBS Explorer Collection: Exploring Our Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr - Faces Of America
   Play Our American Stories
   Play Becoming American
   Play Making America
   Play Know Thyself
   Scene Selection
      Scene Selection - Our American Stories
      Scene Selection - Becoming American
      Scene Selection - Making America
      Scene Selection - Know Thyself
   Setup
      Play with Video Description: On/Off
   pbs.org
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