Finding Your Roots

We Come from People

Season 2 Episode 6 | 53m 1s | Video has closed captioning.

Trace three guests’ roots into the heart of slavery, revealing that there is no singular narrative and challenging preconceptions of an era that shaped our nation’s sense of itself. Nas discovers a web of his slave ancestors' intimate relationship with their slave master; Angela Bassett meets ancestors whose slave family tragedy is rivaled only by a triumphant emancipation story

Aired: 10/28/14

Expired: 12/31/69

Rating: TV-PG

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Finding Your Roots: Season Eight

A new season of Finding Your Roots premieres January 4, 2022 at 8/7c! Tune in for all-new episodes as Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores fascinating ancestries and family mysteries for an array of notable guests.

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