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John Legend’s Unique Family History

Each family story is unique, and each of these stories contributes to our greater understanding of humanity. Finding these stories and sharing them with my guests is the most rewarding aspect of making these documentary series. This is particularly true … Continue reading …

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John Legend and Wanda Sykes

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the ancestral pasts of musician John Legend and comedian Wanda Sykes. Watch the full Finding Your Roots episode. Continue reading …

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John Legend’s Musical Beginnings

Music artist John Legend discusses his early musical beginnings and shows rare footage where he performs one of his earliest compositions. Watch video from Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Continue reading …

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John Legend

Recording artist, concert performer and philanthropist John Legend has won nine Grammy awards and was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people. John launched his career as a session player and vocalist, contributing to best-selling recordings by Lauryn … 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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