Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Host & Executive Producer: The series is hosted by Executive Producer Henry Louis Gates Jr. the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University. Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker, literary scholar, journalist, cultural critic, and institution builder, Gates has created more than 20 documentary films and authored or co-authored more than 20 books, including, most recently, Stony the Road and The Black Church.

Dyllan McGee

Executive Producer: Dyllan McGee is an Emmy and Peabody award-winning filmmaker who is co-founder and executive producer of McGee Media, a documentary film company with works highlighting social justice. Her PBS and HBO production credits include The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross and Teddy: In His Own Words, respectively. She founded The MAKERS Conference to advance and promote women at work.

Deon Taylor

Executive Producer: Deon Taylor, is a film director and founder of Hidden Empire Film Group, which produces BeWoke.vote, a 2019 Webby Award nominated video podcast series. Taylor and Robert F. Smith teamed up as executive producer for Be Woke.Vote, which aims to engage and educate.