Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson, Condoleezza Rice and Ruth Simmons

Full Episode

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the ancestral pasts of actor Samuel L. Jackson, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and Brown University President Ruth Simmons.

Samuel L. Jackson, Condoleezza Rice and Ruth Simmons

That Was What It Was

Actor Samuel L. Jackson discusses his experience growing up in mid-20th-century segregated America. Jackson lived in Chattanooga, TN—an deeply segregated area of the country during the 1950s and 60s.