We Come From People

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Angela Bassett, Valerie Jarrett and Nas’ roots run back into the heart of slavery, revealing there is no single narrative and challenging our preconceptions of an era that has profoundly shaped our nations sense of itself. Hip hop artist Nas discovers a web of his slave ancestors and their intimate relationship with their slave master.

Enjoy a preview of this exciting episode, premiering October 28th at 8PM EST (check local listings).

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Finding Your Roots
Episode 206: “We Come from People” – Bassett / Jarrett / Nas

Head Credits:
A Film by Kunhardt McGee Productions
and Inkwell Films
In Association with Ark Media

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Peter W. Kunhardt
Dyllan McGee

Senior Producer
John Maggio

Director/Producer
Muriel Soenens

End Credits:

SERIES PRODUCERS
Sabin Streeter
Leslie Asako Gladsjo

Written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

EDITOR
Jim Isler

CO-PRODUCERS
Nicole Bozorgmir
Hannah Olson

CONTRIBUTING PRODUCERS
Phil Bertelsen
Hazel Gurland-Pooler

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS
Brittany Clemons
Jessica Xanthe Cran
Samantha Gowda
Stephen Robinson

RESEARCHERS
Megg Farrell
Joey Fishman

GENEALOGICAL RESEARCHER
Johni Cerny

DNA CONSULTANT
CeCe Moore

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Elyse Hughes

SUPERVISING PRODUCER
Deborah Clancy Porfido

POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR
Stephen Altobello

DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Stephen McCarthy
Samuel Russell

ADDITIONAL CAMERA
Liv Carlson
Simon Fanthorpe
Felipe Lazaro
Elizabeth Yarwood

GAFFERS
Daniel Stack
Elan Yaari

GRIPS
Nikki Bramley
Dillon Schneider
Jason Shinsato

LIGHTING AND ELECTRIC
Illumination Dynamics
Serious Grip and Electric

GRAPHIC DESIGN
Andy Cahill
Brian Oakes

ANIMATION
Andy Cahill

ONLINE EDITOR
Chris Connolly

ASSISTANT EDITORS
Todd Goings
Julian Cornwell
Mike Pickett
Edward Wardrip

Original Score by Michael Bacon

SOUND RECORDISTS
Frank Coakley
Mark Mandler
Caleb Mose
Len Schmitz

VO ENGINEERS
Kevin McLaughlin
Mike Letourneau

SOUND RE-RECORDING
Richard Fairbanks

SOUND EDITING
Kevin Peters

FOLEY ARTIST
Brian Vancho

FIELD PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS
Chris Carey
Farley Crawford
Richard Fields
Jerry Hudgens
Ryan Therbin

MEDIA MANAGERS
Liv Carlson
Elizabeth Yarwood

BUSINESS MANAGER
Stef Gordon

IT SUPPORT
Ben Meadors

INTERNS
Anna Blum
Anne-Sophie Bouygues
Megha Dharia
Zephyr Guan
Cat Harris
Tianyuan He
Pan Hsuan-Yu
Ethel Mendez
Joseph Neighbor
Antoine Rouet
Clare Shin
Natalie Warchol

ARCHIVES
20th Century Fox Television / The Kobal Collection / Art Resource
Art Resource
Associated Press
Bassett Historical Center
The Bridgeman Art Library
Henry Chalfant
Cook Collection, The Valentine Richmond History Center
Corbis Images
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment
Courtesy MIT Museum
Courtesy New Hanover Public Library
David Rumsey Map Collection
Lauranita Taylor Dugas
Everett Collection
The Family of Angela Bassett
The Family of Valerie Jarrett
The Family of Nasir Jones
Feature Story News / Getty Images
Getty Images
Getty Images Entertainment Video / Getty Images
Lauren Dugas Glover

ARCHIVES
The Granger Collection, New York
Greensboro Historical Museum
James P. Hendrix, Jr.
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division
Renee McCoy-Collins
National Archives
The National Archive of the UK
NBCUniversal Archives
The New York Public Library
Kennedy “Little Ill Will” Odusanya
Ohio Historical Society
Photofest
Janet P. Quinn
Richmond County Historical Society
Sanitsky Company / The Kobal Collection / Art Resource
Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Janice Tunnell
Tuskegee University Archives
WireImage / Getty Images
WireImage Video / Getty Images
Yale Repertory Theatre

LOCATIONS
Broadway Stages NYC
Burbank Villa, Los Angeles, CA
New England Historic Genealogical Society
The Village Studios, Los Angeles, CA
The Whittemore House, Washington, DC

ADDITIONAL RESEARCH
Ericka Blount Danois
Jonathan Deiss
Jane Bulliard
Patricia GuteKunst
Karen Horton
Emily Lyons
May MacCallum
Terry Moore
Pat Ross
Nick Sheedy
Blanche Smith
David A. Sprinkle

TRANSCRIPTION
CLK Transcription, Inc.

TELEPROMPTER
Kerry Whalen

GENETIC TESTING PROVIDED BY
23andMe
African Ancestry
Family Tree DNA

SPECIAL THANKS
Janet Alcala
Joyce Alden
Dr. David Altshuler
Bennett Ashley
Priscilla Bassett
Professor Lawrence Bobo
Barbara Bowman
Kasia Bryc
Angie Bush
Dr. Carlos Bustamante
Janine Cloud
Dr. Lauren Dickerman
Edriss Elghannaz
Julie Eugley
Jean Fenwick
Ann Gay
Amy Gosdanian
Bennett Greenspan

SPECIAL THANKS
Sheila Ford Hamp
Steven K. Hamp
Happy Limo
Morgan Hawthorne
Bernard Hicks
Theresa Houck
Glenn and Debbie Hutchins
Jarvis Jones
Ralph Jones
Richard and Lynn Jones
Chris Kennedy
Elise Kordis
David Lambert
Christophe Landry
Sam Lau
Rodney Laughton
Earl Lewis
James Lick

SPECIAL THANKS
Milton Loyer
Paul Lucas
Dr. Doug McDonald
Barbara McIntyre
Marcyliena Morgan
Chuck Morrison
Joanna Mountain
Monique Nelson
Nu-Image Barbershop
Marc Perry
Brian Siberell
Steve Simmons
Louise King Sindos
Janice Stucky
Marial Iglesias Utset
Ellen Weiss
Paul Woodbury

HENRY LOUIS GATES’S WARDROBE
Maurice Sedwell
Bespoke Tailors
Savile Row, London

HENRY LOUIS GATES’S WARDROBE
The Andover Shop
Charles Davidson
Andrew Ramroop

FOR KUNHARDT MCGEE

CO-PRODUCERS
George T. Kunhardt
Teddy Kunhardt

SENIOR RESEARCHER
Jill Cowan

BUSINESS AFFAIRS
Mary Farley

GENERAL COUNSEL
Drew Patrick

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
William Ventura

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Matthew Goldman

FOR THIRTEEN

COORDINATING PRODUCER
Stephanie Carter

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Benjamin Phelps

EDITOR
Michael Weingrad

ADDITIONAL AUDIO
Jon Berman

BUDGET CONTROLLERS
Susan Bartelt
Joy Sims

LEGAL
Odell Nails

PUBLICITY
Lindsey Bernstein
Harry Forbes
Kellie Specter-Castruita
Donna Williams
Sunshine Sachs

FOR WNET

DIRECTOR, PROGRAMMING OPERATIONS
Jane Buckwalter

EXECUTIVE IN CHARGE
Stephen Segaller

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Julie Anderson

This program is a production of Kunhardt McGee Productions, Inkwell Films and THIRTEEN Productions LLC in association with Ark Media and WNET which are solely responsible for its content.

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