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Angela Davis' Great-Grandfather Took a Slaveowner to Court

Angela Davis' great-grandfather marks her family's transition from slavery to freedom.

Jeh Johnson's Grandfather was a Renowned Sociologist at Fisk

Jeh Johnson discusses the many accomplished ancestors on both sides of his family.

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Journalists Jim Acosta and Van Jones uncover the ancestors who blazed a trail for them.

Out of the Past

Henry Louis Gates uncovers the lost roots of actors Billy Crudup and Tamera Mowry-Housley.


David Duchovny and Richard Kind trace their Jewish roots from Eastern Europe to the US.

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