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Slave Trade

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. journeys with film director Ava DuVernay, actor S. Epatha Merkerson, and musician Questlove to the unexpected places where their ancestors were scattered by slavery, upending their notions of African American history—and their own family trees.
S6 E8 Length 52:41 Premiere: 2.11.20

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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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Puritans and Pioneers - S4 E3

Actors Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, and William H. Macy trace their nonconformist ancestors through American conflicts - the Civil War and the American Revolution, all the way back to the Puritan establishment.

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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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The Vanguard - S4 E4

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and author and activist Janet Mock see their basic assumptions about their families challenged, placing their ancestors into the greater context of Black history.

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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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Homecomings - S6 E3

Sterling K. Brown, Sasheer Zamata, and Jon Batiste discover the places their ancestors called home, providing new insight into the people and places that made them who they are today.

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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

Slave Trade Preview

Preview Length 00:30 Premiere Date 2.11.20

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

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Clip Length 04:54 Premiere Date 12.20.10

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Clip Length 01:59 Premiere Date 12.20.10

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