African American Lives-Vol 1

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A compelling combination of storytelling and science, AFRICAN-AMERICAN LIVES is an unprecedented four-hour series on PBS that takes Alex Haley's Roots saga to a whole new level. The series will profile some of the most accomplished African-Americans of our time, using genealogy and DNA to trace their roots down through American history and back to Africa. Hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., W.E.B. Du Bois professor of the Humanities and chair of African and African-American Studies at Harvard UniversityDr. Gates will provide access to the day-to-day lives of several prominent African-Americans, drawing on photographs, film clips, music, and early personal records, while a team of researchers, genealogists and forensic DNA analysts will conduct investigations into their family histories. By spotlighting African-American role models, the series hopes to inspire millions to consider their own heritage, and underscore for all Americans the importance of knowing their past, in order to unlock the future.System Requirements:Running Time 240 Mins.Format: DVD MOVIE

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Studio PBS
SKU 202074825
UPC 841887051798
UPC 14 00841887051798
Format DVD
Release Date 5/2/2006
Keywords
African American Culture
African Americans
Black Heritage
Editors Note
Note Harvard professor and scholar Dr. Henry Louis Gates brings one of his bestselling books to the small screen with the four-part PBS documentary AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES. Using an innovative blend of historical public records and scientific DNA analysis, Gates traces the genealogies of eight prominent African Americans--neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, televangelist Bishop T.D. Jakes, physician-turned-astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison, sociologist Dr. Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, composer-musician Quincy Jones, actor-comedians Whoopi Goldberg and Chris Tucker, and one-woman media conglomerate Oprah Winfrey--to reveal meaningful truths about the complex tangle of racial identity and shared humanity.
Cast & Crew
Chris Tucker - Actor
Eric Davies - Editor
Graham Judd - Director
Henry Louis Gates - Writer
Jesse Sweet - Producer
Michael Bacon - Original Music By
Quincy Jones - Actor
T.D. Jakes - Actor
Whoopi Goldberg - Actor
William Grant - Executive Producer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2006
Catalog ID 601
UPC 00841887051798
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 240 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD

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