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Henry Louis Gates Jr. on Tracking the Family History of Slaves

By Henry Louis Gates, Jr. One of the transformative moments of my life occurred when my grandfather, Edward Gates, died in 1960. I was 10 years old, and, following his burial, my father showed me my grandfather's scrapbooks. There, buried i...As a parent, as well as an historian, I also encourage you to introduce your children to their family history.

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