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What made America? What makes us? These two questions are at the heart of the new PBS series Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. The Harvard scholar turns to the latest tools of genealogy and genetics to explore the family histories of 12 renowned Americans.

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  • Know Thyself

    Take up the search for the guests' ancestries where the historical record leaves off.


  • Making America

    Learn how land came to define America's identity.


  • Becoming American

    Explore the immigrants that transformed the United States into a booming industrial power.


  • Our American Stories

    Explore the dynamic relationship America had with new immigrants in the 20th century.


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