finding your roots

Shared Likes And Loves Of Famous And Not So Famous

Karen D Crockett May 14, 2012

From age ten, I’ve always known I had a special connection to Michael Jackson, after at that time I cried my last tear because I knew I would never get to meet him. A calm came over me because I knew in my heart what I felt was more than a crush. Some 20 years later I found out we came from the same great, great grandparents, Prinse and Mary Etta Skrews, through our mothers. How why my love for children and music is so strong, because Mary Etta, Her daughter Mattie, her grandson Tullis and my mother Mollie all had large families, with my mother raising many of the neighborhood’s children in her home child care facility. Also, stories of how my mother and her siblings sang at parties and funerals often. And, I too was raised a Jehovah’s Witness, and still am. All that is missing and so deeply wanted are pictures of my ancestors if possible, as my mother passed away, now nearly 16 years.

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The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of the new 10-part PBS series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the 12th series from Professor Gates, the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. Filmed on location across the United States, the series premieres nationally Sundays, March 25 – May 20 at 8 pm ET on PBS (check local listings).

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