Season 6

Lupita Nyong’o Has DNA from the Oldest Maternal Haplogroup

Lupita Nyongo carries DNA from the oldest maternal haplogroup called Mitochondrial Eve, something we’ve never seen on the show before. During this time, no human beings were alive outside of Africa meaning every person on Earth was Black!

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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. The new season premieres Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings).

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

New Episodes: Tuesdays at 8/7c