Oprah's Roots: An African American Lives Special

  • 2007
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

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 (more…)

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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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