finding your roots



I am a medically retired army veteran of 16 years. At this point in my life I have lost my place inthe world. Besides my disabilities, I struggle to reinvent myself but with all thats new in our world… I just seem lost. At home I began the search to discover who I am. That is exactly what I need to know. To share this with my son, Bennie IV and my daughters. This has seemed impossible a task for me. I have plenty of time but not the knowledge or finances to proceed. I hope watching the PBS show will help me. On my fathers side I have found out 4 generations of family. RICHARD JACKSON > SEYMORE JACKSON > BENNIE JACKSON SR > BENNIE JACKSON JR > MYSELF III > BENNIE JACKSON IV… I must find the Kunta Kinta in my life…..

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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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