Season 8 Episode 7 Extra

Lena Waithe Discovers Her First Free Post-Slavery Ancestor

“I’m filled with gratitude for all of these amazing human beings who lived and worked and raised their children and fought, and survived.”

Lena Waithe after reading the birth record of her great-great grandfather, the first person on her family tree to be born free after the abolishment of slavery.

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Finding Your Roots Season Nine

Today’s most compelling personalities discover the surprising stories in their own family trees. Mixing cutting-edge DNA research and old-school genealogical sleuthing, FINDING YOUR ROOTS uncovers long-buried secrets, hidden identities, and lost ancestors. Tuesdays at 8/7c.

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