Audra McDonald reacts to heart-wrenching discoveries in her family history in this clip from PBS's Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Pharrell Williams gets an intimate glimpse of his family history as he reads the actual words of his great-great-great Aunt, who endured slavery near the Tar River in North Carolina.
Sterling K. Brown has an emotional reaction to discovering his African 5th great-grandparents' African roots.
Gayle King is proud and humbled to learn about her grandfather's role in a WWI medical unit and his survival during one of the deadliest battles in U.S. military history.
Jordan Peele has an emotional reaction to discovering details about the sale of his enslaved ancestors.
RuPaul Charles learns about the bittersweet story of his ancestors under slavery.
Ava DuVernay makes an emotional discovery about her African ancestry through family history and DNA.
In this clip from Finding Your Roots, Henry Louis Gates Jr. walks Questlove through some painful moments from his family's past.
Queen Latifah has an emotional reaction learning that she descends from free people of color.