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    Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Suing for Freedom

    Finding Your Roots

    Suing for Freedom

    Henry Louis Gates Jr. talks with Margarett Cooper about her remarkable ancestry.

    Suing for Freedom

    Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Education | The Story of Peyton Polly’s Children

    Finding Your Roots

    Education | The Story of Peyton Polly’s Children

    The story of the kidnapping of Peyton Polly’s children’s and their journey back to freedom

    Education | The Story of Peyton Polly’s Children

    Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Education | Wanda Sykes’s Free Black Ancestors in the 1850s

    Finding Your Roots

    Education | Wanda Sykes’s Free Black Ancestors in the 1850s

    A look at the lives of Wanda Sykes’s ancestors in the 1850s.

    Education | Wanda Sykes’s Free Black Ancestors in the 1850s

    Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Education | The Story of Peyton Polly

    Finding Your Roots

    Education | The Story of Peyton Polly

    A look at how John Legend’s ancestor, Peyton Polly, attained his freedom.

    Education | The Story of Peyton Polly

    Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Early Stand-Up Experience

    Finding Your Roots

    Early Stand-Up Experience

    Comedian Wanda Sykes recalls a poorly-received stand-up routine early on in her career.

    Early Stand-Up Experience

    Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots John Legend's Musical Beginnings

    Finding Your Roots

    John Legend's Musical Beginnings

    John Legend's beginnings as a musician and footage of one of his earliest performances.

    John Legend's Musical Beginnings

    Video thumbnail: Finding Your Roots Education | Fighting for Freedom

    Finding Your Roots

    Education | Fighting for Freedom

    An overview of how the Revolutionary War helped slaves attain their freedom.

    Education | Fighting for Freedom

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    Finding Your Roots

    Education | Wanda Sykes’s Free Ancestors

    A look at how Wanda’s black ancestors became free in the 1600s.

    Education | Wanda Sykes’s Free Ancestors

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