Oprah's Roots: An African American...

2007, TV Show

Henry Louis Gates Jr. continues his research on Oprah Winfrey's genealogy, which he began in the 2006 “African American Lives” documentary. Included: Oprah's paternal grandfather Elmore Winfrey's involvement in the civil-rights movement; how Oprah's great-great-grandfather amassed 80 acres of land after the Civil War. Also: genetic analysis locates Winfrey's matrilineal ancestors in Africa.

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Premiered: January 24, 2007
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Henry Louis Gates Jr. continues his research on Oprah Winfrey's genealogy, which he began in the 2006 “African American Lives” documentary. Included: Oprah's paternal grandfather Elmore Winfrey's involvement in the civil-rights movement; how Oprah's great-great-grandfather amassed 80 acres of land after the Civil War. Also: genetic analysis locates Winfrey's matrilineal ancestors in Africa.

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