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Unlock history and explore ancestral pasts with this special collection of videos and web-exclusive features by trusted producers across PBS. Each of the features below is a window into a documentary or program about ancestry, race and identity in Black America and around the World. The features will connect you directly to the website of a PBS partner where it can be viewed in full or allow you to watch a preview directly within the collection below. Get started now! Explore Black Ancestry, Race and Identity with PBS.

Finding Unknown Relatives Through DNA

Finding Unknown Relatives Through DNA

How DNA and genome-wide genetic testing can help us individuals find unknown relatives.

African American Roots

African American Roots

Scroll thorough this interactive timeline on African American history and ancestry.

A look at the lives of Wanda Sykes’s ancestors in the 1850s. From Finding Your Roots.
Full Episode: John Legend and Wanda Sykes

Full Episode: John Legend and Wanda Sykes

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the ancestral pasts of John Legend and Wanda Sykes.

Full Episode: John Lewis and Cory Booker

Full Episode: John Lewis and Cory Booker

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. examines the pasts of politicians, John Lewis and Cory Booker.

Full Episode: Linking Ancestral Pasts

Full Episode: Linking Ancestral Pasts

Explore the pasts of Samuel L. Jackson, Condoleezza Rice, and Ruth Simmons.

Book Examines Varied 'Tapestry' of Michelle Obama's Ancestry

Book Examines Varied 'Tapestry' of Michelle Obama's ...

Gwen Ifill talks to New York Times' Rachel Swarns about her new book on the genealogy of Michelle Obama, "American Tapestry."

Black in Latin America's Henry Louis Gates

Black in Latin America's Henry Louis Gates

Professor Gates introduces viewers to descendants of Africans in Latin-American countries.

Independent Party of Color

Independent Party of Color

Afro-Cuban political activism and the white establishment's backlash.

The videos and features above are from PBS documentaries and productions by PBS NewsHour, Black in Latin America, African American Lives 2, and Finding Your Roots

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 African American World

African American Genealogy, History Detectives 

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