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Barbara Walters and Geoffrey Canada

Finding Your Roots looks into the ancestral pasts of journalist Barbara Walters and educator Geoffrey Canada. Watch the full episode. Episode credits.

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Geoffrey Canada: What’s in a Name

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on the fascinating and fraught history of choosing one’s name in the African American tradition and educator Geoffrey Canada’s search for his name’s origin. Continue reading …

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Both Sides of Slavery

Coming to terms with mixed roots can be surprising and sometimes even painful. Educator Geoffrey Canada visits Franklin County Virginia where, a white man possibly fathered one of his enslaved ancestors more than a century ago. Watch video.

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Geoffrey Canada

In his 25-plus years with the Harlem Children’s Zone, Geoffrey Canada has become recognized internationally for his pioneering work helping children and families in Harlem and as a passionate advocate for education reform. Since 1990, Mr. Canada has been the … Continue reading …

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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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