PBS Television Specials Celebrate African American Lives

Mon 11 2008

During Black History Month in February, Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. returns to PBS with African-American Lives 2, following genealogical expeditions deep into the African-American experience to uncover unknown or forgotten histories. Poet Maya Angelou, author Bliss Broyard, actors Don Cheadle and Morgan Freeman, and theologian Peter Gomes are among the guests. Episodes 1 and 2 (original airdate, February 6) focus on The Road Home and A Way Out of No Way. Episodes Three and Four (original airdate, February 13) explore the topics We Come From People and The Past Is Another Country.

Consult PBS for program summaries and local broadcast times and visit the the African American Lives 2 website,

About the Author

Lee Ann Ghajar is a digital history associate in Public Projects at CHNM and a PhD candidate in American history at George Mason University.