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America Beyond the Color Line with Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Henry Louis Gates Jr., W.E.B. DuBois Professor of the Humanities and Director of the W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University, travels the length and breadth of the United States to take the temperature of black America at the start of the new century. In four programs, Gates travels to four different parts of America - the East Coast, the deep South, inner-city Chicago and Hollywood - to explore the country's rich and diverse landscape and meet the people who are defining black America, from the most famous and influential to everyday people.