African American Lives

African American Lives

DVD - 2006
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Dr. Gates uses genealogy and DNA science to trace the ancestry of eight well-known African Americans.
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video ; Hollywood, Calif. : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, 2006
ISBN: 9781415716946
1415716943
Branch Call Number: DVD 929.20973 Afr 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 240 min.) :,sd., col. with b&w sequences ;,12 cm., in container

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sykch
Jun 28, 2011

Terribly interesting PBS series with AAL 2 and Faces of America as follow-up. Some really jaw-dropping results...you laugh, you cry. Find out the family tree of Oprah (you'd be surprised), Chris Tucker (he goes beyond the Middle Passage), Chris Rock (he actually cries, as do you), and the shocking family tree of Henry Louis Gates Jr himself. Not limited to African American lives as the title suggests...an inexplicable connection is revealed and not every one is who they think they are. Probably inspiration for the newer series "Who Do You Think You Are?"

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