Finding Your Roots

Since the premiere of his groundbreaking series, African American Lives, in 2006 through the first two seasons of Finding Your Roots, noted Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has unearthed the family histories of influential people helping shape our national identity.

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S4 Ep7: Episode 7: Children of the Revolution


Carmelo Anthony, Ana Navarro and Lupita Nyong’o join Henry Louis Gates Jr.

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S4 Ep6: Episode 6: Black Like Me


Bryant Gumbel, Tonya Lewis-Lee and Suzanne Malveaux join Henry Louis Gates Jr.

S4 Ep5: Episode 5: Immigrant Nation


Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd and John Turturro join Henry Louis Gates Jr.

S4 Ep4: Episode 4: The Vanguard


Ta-Nehisi Coates, Ava DuVernay, and Janet Mock join Henry Louis Gates Jr.