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Next week, we’ll follow in the footsteps of a pioneering American author and anthropologist, meet an ancient inhabitant of the Scottish Highlands and much more. Take a look at what’s coming up!

The 2022 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards honor the work of Percival Everett, Donika Kelly, George Makari, Tiya Miles and Lifetime Achievement Award winner Ishmael Reed. The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards is the only national juried prize recognizing literature that has contributed to our understanding of racism and human diversity. Hosted by acclaimed scholar Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uses DNA to help comedians Carol Burnett and Niece Nash solve deep family mysteries.

Meet the influential author and key figure of the Harlem Renaissance. Also an anthropologist, Hurston collected folklore throughout the South and Caribbean - reclaiming, honoring and celebrating Black life on its own terms.

Immerse yourself in Scotland's wild highland landscape and meet its long-lived forest keeper, a magnificent Scots pine tree. As one of its longest living species, this ancient tree has witnessed the island’s history across 500 years.

Gov. Brian Kemp has been sworn in for a second term. This week on the new Georgia Today podcast, GPB's Stephen Fowler reports on Kemp's optimistic vision for the future of Georgia. Plus, reporting on the largest-ever indictment in South Georgia in connection with a sprawling drug ring and more trouble at Plant Vogtle. Listen and subscribe.

On Monday, we will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the national holiday that honors the late Atlanta civil rights leader, theologian and American icon. During his career, King spoke and wrote often about what he called “the beloved community.”

In this week's commentary, Salvation South editor Chuck Reece considers what King meant when he talked about the beloved community.

Are you looking for one place to get the latest news from top-notch journalists from across the state of Georgia in a format that respects both your intelligence and your time? If so, the Georgia Today Newsletter from GPB News is for you. Sign up here and stay informed.

Stream the best of public television when and where you want with GPB Passport! Watch new seasons before they air on GPB, catch up on shows you missed and discover more PBS programs to love with this donor benefit from GPB.

Enjoy these programs and more on GPB Passport.

Seaside Hotel
Binge the entire new season of this drama set in 1945. Liberation has finally come, but is there really peace? From Walter Presents in Danish with English subtitles.

Miss Scarlet & the Duke
Watch all three seasons of this Victorian-era crime drama that’s a GPB Passport fan favorite.

NOVA | Rebuilding Notre Dame
Go behind the scenes as workers tackle the daunting challenges of restoring the landmark that was almost destroyed by a devasting fire.

Click here to learn more or activate your GPB Passport account and start streaming today!

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