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Not a Dumb Critter

Actress Kyra Sedgwick learns about the slave, Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman who, after hearing the Declaration of Independence, turns to Kyra’s ancestor, the well-known attorney Theodore Sedgwick, to help secure her freedom. Watch video.

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Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon

Finding Your Roots looks into the ancestral pasts of real-life married Hollywood couple actors Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick. Watch the full episode. Continue reading …

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Kyra Sedgwick

Kyra Sedgwick has conquered success on stage, screen and television. Sedgwick can currently be seen in TNT’s first original series “The Closer.” Her role as Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson garnered her a Golden Globe Award in 2007 for … 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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