Behind the Discoveries of Finding Your Roots

Behind the Discoveries of Finding Your Roots

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Behind the Discoveries of Finding Your Roots
  • Audra McDonald

    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

    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

    Sterling K. Brown has an emotional reaction to discovering his African 5th great-grandparents' African roots.

  • Gayle King

    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.

  • Jordon Peele

    Jordan Peele has an emotional reaction to discovering details about the sale of his enslaved ancestors.

  • RuPaul Charles

    RuPaul Charles learns about the bittersweet story of his ancestors under slavery.

  • Ava DuVernay

    Ava DuVernay makes an emotional discovery about her African ancestry through family history and DNA.

  • Questlove

    In this clip from Finding Your Roots, Henry Louis Gates Jr. walks Questlove through some painful moments from his family's past.

  • Queen Latifah

    Queen Latifah has an emotional reaction learning that she descends from free people of color.