Season 2 Episode 6

We Come From People

Premiered Fri, Oct 24 2014
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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.

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Finding Your Roots Season Seven

Today’s most compelling personalities discover the surprising stories buried within their own families. Meet 20 fascinating new guests who are game-changers in their fields, with family histories that illustrate the power and diversity of the human experience. The new season premieres Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings).

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WETA | Finding Your Roots
with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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