Tag Archive | Henry Louis Gates

#WhiteCoats4BlackLives

#WhiteCoats4BlackLives

Medical students from more than 70 schools on Wednesday protested racial profiling and police brutality through the social media initiative #WhiteCoats4BlackLives. Hundreds of medical students wore white coats at β€œdie-ins” and other protests on campuses to spotlight racial bias as a public health issue. The medical students joined others who have demonstrated since grand juries […]

Nas Reacts To Seeing An Ancestor’s Bill Of Sale Into Slavery

During Tuesday’s episode of PBS’ documentary series “Finding Your Roots,” rapper Nas was shown a devastating document from the past: a paper receipt for an ancestor’s sale into slavery. Sitting opposite the show’s host, scholar and filmmaker Henry Louis Gates, Nas flipped through a book of documents and photos related to his predecessors. Among them […]