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Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. (second from left) spoke to a crowd of about 500 on Feb. 24 at Northwestern University.  After his speech, “Exploring Our Roots: Genealogy, Genetics, and African American History,” he chatted with retired mayor Lorraine Morton (center), Byron Williams, historian Morris “Dino” Robinson (far right) and Elizabeth Brasher (far left), Ms. Morton’s daughter.