Finding black history
During a national live broadcast on CNN in conjunction with its program, "Black America 2," Harvard's Henry Louis Gates Jr. praised Mormons for their work in genealogy and helping restore black history. (Gates was recently in the news for his arrest and meeting the arresting officer and President Obama at the White House.)
Gates, talking about African-Americans' loss of identity, said, "Because our ancestors' identity systematically, systematically robbed from us. The identity of our ancestors, our collective history, and our individual history.