African American Lives
In season two, Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. guides an all-new group - poet Maya Angelou, author Bliss Broyard, actor Don Cheadle, actor Morgan Freeman, theologian Peter Gomes, college administrator Kathleen Henderson, publisher Linda Johnson Rice, radio host Tom Joyner, athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee, comedian Chris Rock and rock 'n' roll legend Tina Turner - on a journey to discover their ancestry. The 4-part series draws on DNA analysis, genealogical research and family oral tradition to trace the lineages of the participants down through US history and back to Africa.
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