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A Grandfather's Imagery as a Black Man

A Grandfather's Imagery as a Black Man

Even today, Jeffrey Wright stands in awe of his grandfather's work ethic.
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Finding Your Roots

About Finding Your Roots

For more than a decade, renowned Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has helped to expand America’s sense of itself, stimulating a national conversation about identity with humor, wisdom, and compassion. Professor Gates has explored the ancestry of dozens of influential people from diverse backgrounds, taking millions of viewers deep into the past to reveal the connections that bind us all.

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Unfamiliar Kin - S4 E2

Actors Fred Armisen and Christopher Walken and musician Carly Simon each learn about a grandparent whose real identity and background had been a mystery to them - redefining how they see themselves.

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Freedom Tales - S5 E5

Actor S. Epatha Merkerson and athlete and television personality Michael Strahan discover stories that challenge assumptions about Black history.

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Black Like Me - S4 E6

Bryant Gumbel, Tonya Lewis-Lee, and Suzanne Malveaux discover a tapestry of the unexpected in their ancestry.

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Roots in Politics - S5 E6

Politicians Paul Ryan, Tulsi Gabbard, and Marco Rubio explore their diverse family histories. They each see a shared vision of the great American melting pot reflected in their ancestors' stories.

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The Impression - S4 E1

Comedian Larry David and politician Bernie Sanders discover they have more in common than they thought as they trace their roots from 1940s Brooklyn back to Jewish communities in Eastern Europe.

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No Laughing Matter - S5 E7

Comedians Seth Meyers, Tig Notaro, and Sarah Silverman learn about the people whose struggles laid the groundwork for their success. Professor Gates reveals to each guest an unexpected DNA cousin.

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Children of the Revolution - S4 E7

Lupita Nyong'o, Carmelo Anthony, and Ana Navarro investigate the political choices of their fathers, discovering sometimes unexpected heritage as they trace their ancestry further back.

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Hard Times - S5 E8

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the family stories of filmmaker Michael Moore and actors Laura Linney and Chloe Sevigny - three people whose distant ancestors overcame great hardships in ways that resonate with their lives today.

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Dreaming of a New Land - S5 E4

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Reporting on the Reporters - S5 E3

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Mystery Men - S5 E2

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Grandparents and Other Strangers - S5 E1

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Funny Business - S4 E10

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Season 6 Episodes

Coming to America

S6 E16 Length 52:10 Premiere Date 1.12.21

Breaking Silences

S6 E15 Length 52:10 Premiere Date 1.5.21

Flight

S6 E14 Length 52:40 Premiere Date 11.17.20

War Stories

S6 E13 Length 52:40 Premiere Date 11.10.20

DNA Mysteries

S6 E12 Length 52:45 Premiere Date 10.20.20

Fashion's Roots

S6 E11 Length 52:46 Premiere Date 10.13.20

Criminal Kind

S6 E10 Length 52:16 Premiere Date 2.25.20

Italian Roots

S6 E9 Length 52:41 Premiere Date 2.18.20

Slave Trade

S6 E8 Length 52:41 Premiere Date 2.11.20

Science Pioneers

S6 E7 Length 52:41 Premiere Date 2.4.20

Secrets & Lies

S6 E6 Length 52:11 Premiere Date 1.28.20

Beyond the Pale

S6 E5 Length 52:41 Premiere Date 1.21.20

This Land Is My Land

S6 E4 Length 52:41 Premiere Date 1.14.20

Homecomings

S6 E3 Length 52:41 Premiere Date 1.7.20

Off the Farm

S6 E2 Length 52:36 Premiere Date 10.15.19

Hollywood Royalty

S6 E1 Length 52:41 Premiere Date 10.8.19

This Land Is My Land Preview

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 1.14.20

Queen Latifah Discovers Ancestor’s Emancipation Document

Clip Length 02:20 Premiere Date 1.14.20

Family Roots in U.S Back to 1776

Clip Length 01:29 Premiere Date 1.14.20

A Grandfather's Imagery as a Black Man

Clip Length 01:35 Premiere Date 1.14.20

Taking Strength from Ancestors

Clip Length 01:19 Premiere Date 1.14.20

Season 6 Preview

Preview Length 03:09 Premiere Date 10.8.19

Season 6 Is Back!

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 12.31.19

New Finding Your Roots Episodes Return This Fall

Preview Length 03:01 Premiere Date 8.5.20

We’re Back! New Finding Your Roots

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 10.13.20

FACES OF AMERICA: Mike Nichols' Escape from Nazi Germany

Clip Length 04:54 Premiere Date 12.20.10

FACES OF AMERICA: Mike Nichols' Famous German Ancestor

Clip Length 01:59 Premiere Date 12.20.10

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