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.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the ancestral pasts of John Legend and Wanda Sykes.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. examines the pasts of politicians, John Lewis and Cory Booker.
Explore the pasts of Samuel L. Jackson, Condoleezza Rice, and Ruth Simmons.
Gwen Ifill talks to New York Times' Rachel Swarns about her new book on the genealogy of Michelle Obama, "American Tapestry."