African American Lives

  • 2006
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

Using genealogy and DNA science, the ancestral stories of prominent African-Americans are traced to their roots in Africa.

Season 2, Episode 2 A Way Out of No Way

First Aired: February 6, 2008

The story of Chris Rock's great-great-grandfather, who served in South Carolina's state legislature following the Civil War. Also, Don Cheadle learns that his ancestors were enslaved by Chickasaw Indians.

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  • Premiered: February 1, 2006
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Using genealogy and DNA science, the ancestral stories of prominent African-Americans are traced to their roots in Africa. (more)

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