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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. spoke with AARP about the importance of knowing one's ancestry.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr strikes me as one the coolest dudes on the planet.

Henry Louis Gates Jr., the host of "Finding Your Roots," described her work as “transforming raw data into narratives and metaphors about diversity and our common humanity.”

With recordings made widely available for the first time, "Say It Loud" includes landmark speeches by Malcolm X, Lorraine Hansberry, Angela Davis, Martin Luther King Jr., Henry Louis Gates, and many others. Listen tonight at 8 pm on 93.9 FM and AM 820.

Not to be missed: Henry Louis "Skip" Gates's latest PBS documentary, Reconstruction: America After the Civil War

"Among all the candidates, the person who I believe could stand toe-to-toe, strongest and longest with Donald Trump is Mike Bloomberg." — Henry Louis Gates Jr. tells David Marchese

We do still have an impossibly erudite literary lion: My colleague, the critic, historian, essayist, educator, documentary film-maker, science popularizer, free inquiry advocate, raconteur, and bon vivant Henry Louis Gates Jr. Lively new interview here:

The biggest nights in Hollywood often do a bad job of acknowledging our community. In an effort to right this wrong, we present The Blackest Awards! In honor of the #TheRoot 's founder, Henry Louis “Skip” Gates Jr., we will refer to them as The Skippies:

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"I do believe that it’s impossible for any rational person not to understand the cost of 400 years of slavery and then another century of Jim Crow. We have to find ways to compensate for that cost" — Henry Louis Gates Jr.

"Among all the candidates, the person who I believe could stand toe-to-toe, strongest and longest with Donald Trump is Mike Bloomberg." — Henry Louis Gates Jr. tells David Marchese

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Harvey #Weinstein  in 2014 leaked email from then Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton to Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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Harvey Weinstein discussed in 2014 leaked email from Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton to Henry Louis Gates, Jr

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See how our past affects our present with this inside look with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on Reconstruction: America After the Civil War premiering Tuesday, April 9 at 9/8c. #ReconstructionPBS 

In his new book, Henry Louis Gates Jr. presents an absorbing look at the "Redemption" era, in which the hard-fought gains of African Americans were rolled back by embittered Southern whites.

‘There’s One Humanity or There Isn’t’: a conversation between Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Wole Soyinka

Nobody has ever race hoaxed. Except for Ferguson. And Trayvon. And Baltimore. And Henry Louis Gates. And Duke lacrosse. Stop it, racist.

Can you guess which America president is my cousin? You have 45 choices. A prize for the winner! Can you guess the look on my face when Henry Louis Gates'>Professor Henry Louis Gates tells me the name of that President? Find out tonight when I appear on “Finding Your Roots” on PBS—8pm ET&PT, 7pm CT

House Speaker Paul Ryan discovers Jewish ancestry in upcoming season of PBS series 'Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.'

When Dr. Henry Louis Gates breaks down the intricacies of your family tree... #FindingYourRoots 

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