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Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Season 5, Episode 2, Mystery Men
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directed by Sabin Streeter, fl. 2005-2017; produced by Natalia Warchol, fl. 2013, in Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Season 5, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2019), 52 mins
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actors Felicity Huffman and Michael K. Williams discover a wealth of hidden family history. Both grew up knowing little about their biological fathers, and seeing their lost ancestry restored proves empowering.
directed by Sabin Streeter, fl. 2005-2017; produced by Natalia Warchol, fl. 2013, in Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Season 5, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2019), 52 mins
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Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Season 5, Episode 8, Hard Times
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directed by Krista Whetstone, fl. 1995; produced by Prisca Pointdujour, fl. 1994, in Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Season 5, Episode 8 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2019), 52 mins
Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the family stories of filmmaker Michael Moore and actors Laura Linney and Chloë Sevigny—three people whose distant ancestors overcame great hardships in ways that resonate with their lives today.
directed by Krista Whetstone, fl. 1995; produced by Prisca Pointdujour, fl. 1994, in Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Season 5, Episode 8 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2019), 52 mins
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Africans in America: Revolution (1750–1805), Part 2, Interview with Norrece T. Jones, Associate Professor of History and African American Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University.  2 of 4
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directed by Noland Walker, fl. 2003; produced by Noland Walker, fl. 2003, WGBH Boston, in Africans in America: Revolution (1750–1805), Part 2 (Boston, MA: WGBH Educational Foundation, 2017), 1 hour 6 mins
Norrece Jones is interviewed about realities for slave families, the importance of kinship, communications among slaves, the relationships between master and slaves, the fates of slave mothers and babies, contradictory notions of freedom, why many slaves supported the British, Venture Smith, capitalism as a driver...
directed by Noland Walker, fl. 2003; produced by Noland Walker, fl. 2003, WGBH Boston, in Africans in America: Revolution (1750–1805), Part 2 (Boston, MA: WGBH Educational Foundation, 2017), 1 hour 6 mins
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Africans in America: The Terrible Transformation (1562–1750), Part 1, Interview with Thomas J. Davis, Professor of History, Arizona State University and author of
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directed by Orlando Bagwell, 1951-; produced by Susan Bellows, fl. 1989, Orlando Bagwell, 1951- and Noland Walker, fl. 2003, Public Broadcasting Service, in Africans in America: The Terrible Transformation (1562–1750), Part 1 (WGBH Educational Foundation, 2017), 1 hour 27 mins
Thomas Davis is interviewed about the differing visions of European settlers, how Europeans handle labor in the New World, the fears about the Spanish and Native Americans, the reality in Jamestown, the first Africans in Virginia, Anthony Johnson, what is unique about America between 1750 and 1800, the impact of t...
directed by Orlando Bagwell, 1951-; produced by Susan Bellows, fl. 1989, Orlando Bagwell, 1951- and Noland Walker, fl. 2003, Public Broadcasting Service, in Africans in America: The Terrible Transformation (1562–1750), Part 1 (WGBH Educational Foundation, 2017), 1 hour 27 mins
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America: Promised Land, Part 1
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directed by Jamie Crawford, fl. 2006 and Dan Clifton, fl. 2000-2015; produced by Nutopia, in America: Promised Land (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2017), 1 hour 40 mins
America: Promised Land chronicles the massive immigration patterns of ethnic groups to the United States, anchored by interviews with descendants of ancestors and geographical imagery that showcases the history of how America was populated. Reveals the epic history behind the creation of America, exploring how and...
directed by Jamie Crawford, fl. 2006 and Dan Clifton, fl. 2000-2015; produced by Nutopia, in America: Promised Land (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2017), 1 hour 40 mins
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America's Untold Story, Episode 2, Men of God, Men of Greed
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produced by Robbie Gordon, Small Planet Pictures Inc., 1186 Pictures LLC, Investigative Media Group Inc. and Thirteen Productions, in America's Untold Story, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2017), 53 mins
The first permanent European settlement in the United States was founded two generations before the Pilgrims arrived in 1565—not by English Protestants, but by a melting pot of Spanish, Africans, Italians, Germans, Irish and converted Jews, who integrated almost immediately with the indigenous tribes. America’...
produced by Robbie Gordon, Small Planet Pictures Inc., 1186 Pictures LLC, Investigative Media Group Inc. and Thirteen Productions, in America's Untold Story, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2017), 53 mins
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America's Untold Story, Episode 3, The British Are Coming
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produced by Robbie Gordon, Investigative Media Group Inc., Small Planet Pictures Inc., 1186 Pictures LLC and Thirteen Productions, in America's Untold Story, Episode 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2017), 51 mins
The first permanent European settlement in the United States was founded two generations before the Pilgrims arrived in 1565—not by English Protestants, but by a melting pot of Spanish, Africans, Italians, Germans, Irish and converted Jews, who integrated almost immediately with the indigenous tribes. America’...
produced by Robbie Gordon, Investigative Media Group Inc., Small Planet Pictures Inc., 1186 Pictures LLC and Thirteen Productions, in America's Untold Story, Episode 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2017), 51 mins
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Buffalo Soldiers, Victorio and Manifest Destiny
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directed by Alexander Zane Irwin, fl. 2017; produced by Carolina Gratianne, fl. 2017 (California: El Dorado Films, 2017), 6 mins
A little known story of the Indian Wars involves the role of the Buffalo Soldiers. This short film looks at conflicts between Apache tribes and the African-American Buffalo soldier regiments.
directed by Alexander Zane Irwin, fl. 2017; produced by Carolina Gratianne, fl. 2017 (California: El Dorado Films, 2017), 6 mins
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Roots: A History Revealed
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directed by Anthony Giacchino, 1969-; produced by Sean Sakamoto, fl. 2005-2017, Hazel Gurland-Pooler, fl. 1997-2017 and Anthony Giacchino, 1969-, Time Travel Unlimited (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2016), 43 mins
A one hour, unblinking, and fact-filled look at the real history of slavery, as revealed in Roots. This documentary features leading historians unpacking the history behind Africa at the time of Kunte Kinte and the Middle Passage, slavery on plantations.
directed by Anthony Giacchino, 1969-; produced by Sean Sakamoto, fl. 2005-2017, Hazel Gurland-Pooler, fl. 1997-2017 and Anthony Giacchino, 1969-, Time Travel Unlimited (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2016), 43 mins
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Roots: A New Vision
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produced by Kim Ferraro, fl. 1991-2017 and Brian Huffman, fl. 2008-2017, A&E Television Networks (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2016), 43 mins
HISTORY's award-winning original specials explore the people, places, and events that have shaped who we are today. Whether offering in-depth perspective on ancient cultures, exploring geological wonders, or analyzing history's greatest military strategies, HISTORY specials provide an informative and entertaining...
produced by Kim Ferraro, fl. 1991-2017 and Brian Huffman, fl. 2008-2017, A&E Television Networks (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 2016), 43 mins
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