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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.Program Website
Corporate support for FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR., Season Seven is provided by Ancestry and Johnson & Johnson. Support is also provided by Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, The Carnegie Corporation of New York, Candace King Weir, The Zegar Family Foundation, Lloyd Carney Foundation, and by The Inkwell Society and its members Felicia A. and Benjamin A. Horowitz Fund; Demond Martin; Sheryl Sandberg and Tom Bernthal; Jim and Susan Swartz; Anne Wojcicki; John H. N. Fisher and Jennifer Caldwell; Fletcher and Benaree Wiley; Gwen and Peter Norton; and Darnell Armstrong and Nicole Commissiong. Major support is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.
Clint Black discovers the truth behind his great-grandfather's immigration.
Clint Black finds out he is a descendent of a Revolutionary War hero.
Clint Black discovers that he is 1% Sub-Saharan African.
Rosanne Cash opens up about how her father, Johnny Cash, was an amateur genealogist.
Rosanne Cash discovers that she has African American ancestry.
Rosanne Cash discovers that she is DNA cousins with Angela Bassett.
Kasi Lemmons learns the story behind her family's last name.