finding your roots

Same Surname

Marilyn Adeyemi March 21, 2012

To complete my story, about my husband and I having grandparents with the same surname and both born in Accomack, Virginia, we found out we were descendants of slaves. The slave owners were the Burtons and the Mapps.

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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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