Episode Detail: Discovering Roots; The Promise of Freedom - African American Lives
Part 1 of two. The genealogical stories of T.D. Jakes, Quincy Jones, Chris Tucker and Oprah Winfrey are explored. Included: the impact of the post-WWI “great migration” of blacks to the North; Jones recalls how “big bands turned my life around”; and Jakes explains what drew him to the Bible. In the second hour, host Henry Louis Gates researches a family legend about his great-great-grandmother; and uncovers information about Whoopi Goldberg, Harvard's Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot and Winfrey.
Episodes: African American Lives - 12 total Episodes