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.

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The Past is Another Century Season 2, Episode 4 Feb 13, 2008 Subscription

Episode Four presents fascinating discoveries about participants' lineages thanks to DNA analysis.

We Come from People Season 2, Episode 3 Feb 13, 2008 Subscription

Episode Three reveals stories of participants' ancestors during the early years of the United States.

A Way Out of No Way Season 2, Episode 2 Feb 6, 2008 Subscription

Episode Two continues to trace the guests' lineages back through the late 1800s to the Civil War.

The Road Home Season 2, Episode 1 Feb 6, 2008 Subscription

Episode One focuses on stories of the participants' ancestors from the early 20th century.

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African American Lives
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. returns as series host to guide notable African Americans on a search for their ancestry.
African American Lives
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. returns as series host to guide notable African Americans on a search for their ancestry.
African American Lives
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. returns as series host to guide notable African Americans on a search for their ancestry.
African American Lives
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. returns as series host to guide notable African Americans on a search for their ancestry.

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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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