Finding Your Roots

Anna Deavere Smith's Underground Railroad Connection

Clip: Season 2 Episode 3 | 2m 35s | Video has closed captioning.

Actress, playwright, and professor learns of her courageous ancestor, a conductor along the Underground Railroad. With the help of the Finding Your Roots research team, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. was able to relay details about this inspirational hero, a freed slave risked his life to help others on the path to freedom.

Aired: 10/07/14

Rating: NR

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