Exploring Our Roots delves into the ancestral past of famous Americans.

Exploring Our Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.explores the roots of nine prominent African-Americans. While many of us can use the resources of Ellis Island to trace our families’ entry into the United States, for African-Americans who descended from Africans imported for the slave trade, until recent years the search wasn’t possible. With advances in genetics and genealogy, the impossible is now possible.Oprah Winfrey, Chris Tucker, Quincy Jones, Whoopi Goldberg, Dr. Ben Carson, Dr. Mae Jemison, Dr. Sara Lawerence-Lightfootand Bishop T.D. Jakes are featured on the first...
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