Henry Louis Gates Jr.

The PBS show's main goal is to help stars uncover their family's history.

PBS has halted the third season production of Finding Your Roots after an investigation proved the omission of Ben Affleck’s slave-owning ancestor violated ethical guidelines. The…

Ah, Ben Affleck. Hollywood Golden Boy. Two-time Oscar winner. One half of the aughts phenomenon that was “Bennifer.” And the long lost relative to a slave-owning family…

In continuing fall out from those hacked Sony emails, Wikileaks revealed that actor Ben Affleck asked that his ancestor’s slave owning past be scrubbed from…

The history of the African American people seems far too wide, deep and complex to boil down into 6 television episodes, but that’s what Henry…