African American Lives Episodes

2006, TV Show

Episode Detail: The Road Home; A Way Out of No Way - African American Lives

The second-season premiere introduces the blacks whose genealogical histories will be explored, including Maya Angelou, author Bliss Broyard, Don Cheadle, Morgan Freeman, Tom Joyner, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Chris Rock and Tina Turner. Investigating the early 20th-century ancestors reveals, for Joyner, great-uncles who may have been unjustly executed. Further back, it's learned that Rock's great-great-grandfather served South Carolina's state legislature. Henry Louis Gates Jr. hosts.

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Premiered: February 01, 2006, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Using genealogy and DNA science, the ancestral stories of prominent African-Americans are traced to their roots in Africa.



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