The companion book to the hit PBS documentary series. Gates' investigation takes on the personal and genealogical histories of more than twenty luminaries including Ken Burns, Stephen King, Derek Jeter, Governor Deval Patrick, Valerie Jarrett, and Sally Field. He also provides practical information for amateur genealogists just beginning archival research on their own family roots and details the advances in genetic research now available to the public.
The distinguished scholar examines the origins and history of African-American ancestry as he profiles nineteen noted African Americans--Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, Quincy Jones, Sidney Poitier, and others--and illuminates their individual family sagas throughout U.S. history, the tragedy of slavery, and their African roots.
This series is available to view on Kanopy.
Here's a link to Episode #2: Finding your roots collection with Corey Booker and John Lewis.