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Finding Your Roots

Activist Roots

Season 8 Episode 2

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. welcomes Brittany Packnett Cunningham and Anita Hill, two guests who made profound sacrifices for social justice, and helps them discover the ancestors who made sacrifices for them.

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. examines the family histories of Audra McDonald and Mandy Patinkin.
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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. discovers the lineages of Gretchen Carlson and Don Lemon.
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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces ancestors of John Lithgow and Maria Hinojosa.
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Country Roots

Henry Louis Gates Jr. uncovers the diverse backgrounds of Clint Black and Rosanne Cash.
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Write My Name in the Book of Life
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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps musician Pharrell Williams and filmmaker Kasi Lemmons.
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The Shirts on Their Backs
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The Shirts on Their Backs

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the im