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.Visit Faces of America Website
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Elizabeth Alexander talks about her family’s accomplishments.
Mario Batali reminisces about his grandmother.
Queen Noor tells the story of her nomadic childhood.
Elizabeth Alexander talks about her father and his role in quelling violence in D.C.
Elizabeth Alexander talks about her grandfather, Clifford Alexander, Sr.
Dr. Oz reveals why he decided to join the field of medicine when he was seven years old.
Queen Noor describes how she learned about her diverse ethnic background.
Louise Erdrich talks about how she self-identifies.