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 Eight

Today’s most compelling personalities discover the surprising stories buried within their own families. Meet 21 fascinating new guests who are game-changers in their fields, with family histories that illustrate the power and diversity of the human experience. Tuesdays at 8/7c.

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with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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