This 10-part series, with renowned cultural critic and Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., journeys deep into the ancestry of a group of remarkable individuals and provides new understanding of personal identity and American history. Featuring Kevin Bacon, Cory Booker, Angela Buchdal, Geoffrey Canada, Margaret Cho, Harry Connick Jr., Robert Downey Jr., Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Samuel L. Jackson, John Legend, John Lewis, Branford Marsalis, Yasir Qadhi, Condoleezza Rice, Michelle Rodriguez, Kyra Sedgwick, Wanda Sykes, Ruth Simmons, Martha Stewart, Barbara Walters and Rick Warren.
Watch Sundays at 7pm.
Parts One and Two air Sunday, March 25 at 7pm and 8pm. Thereafter individual episodes air at Sundays at 7pm.
On the evening of March 15, 2012 about 40 people came to the The Black Archives of Mid-America to watch a sneak of the 10-part PBS series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr. After the screening, the Archive’s executive director Doretha Williams talked about best practices for researching your family history. Williams and attendees also shared stories about the twists and turns of their own genealogical journeys. As one woman said, “These ancestors are waiting for us to find them.”