Derek Jeter, Billie Jean King and Rebecca Lobo, athletes whose determination and love of sports were deeply shaped by their families, were each cut off from their true origins.
Three famous guests — Stephen King, Gloria Reuben and Courtney B. Vance — know almost nothing about their fathers’ histories.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the ancestral pasts of actor Adrian Grenier, actress Michelle Rodriguez, and commentator Linda Chavez.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the ancestral pasts of musician John Legend and comedian Wanda Sykes.
Professor Gates explores the ancestral pasts of author and television personality Martha Stewart, comedian and actress Margaret Cho and neurosurgeon and CNN correspondent Sanjay Gupta.
Professor Gates reveals the ancestral pasts of actor Samuel L. Jackson, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and Brown University President Ruth Simmons.