African American Lives Previous Broadcasts

We Come From People (Episode #203)

KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 1, 2011 -- 4:00 AM

This episode reveals stories of participants' ancestors during the early years of the United States. It examines the extraordinary life of Morgan Freeman's great-grandmother, unearthed within the records of the Depression-era Works Progress Administration; and Peter Gomes's ancestors, who were freed and supported by Quaker families in Virginia in the late 1700s.

The Past Is Another Country (Episode #204)

KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 1, 2011 -- 5:00 AM

The final hour examines a groundbreaking study linking Professor Gates to a powerful medieval Irish warlord and evidence that Peter Gomes's direct paternal line traces back to a Portuguese Jew who fled the country in the early 1500s to escape the Inquisition.

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