In the February 16, 2009 issue of Time Magazine, historian Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. discusses President Abraham Lincoln, the question of race in our culture, and how DNA technology has helped African-Americans trace their genealogy. For good measure, he also answers the question as to whether President Obama should be considered black when he is of mixed-race ancestry.
A video of this conversation can be found at this link.
Dr. Gates is the chair of the Harvard Afro-American Studies Department and director of the W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African-American Research. Gates will host the program "Looking for Lincoln" February 11th, on PBS.