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Variety: ''Africa’s Great Civilizations': Henry Louis Gates on Why Understanding Africa’s History Is More Vital Than Ever'

For someone who is one of the world’s foremost scholars on African peoples, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is very easy to talk to. The “Finding Your Roots” host is one of America’s foremost public intellectuals, through his television programming, copious writing, and professorship at Harvard University — he’s comfortable both at the White House and in front of a classroom.

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