African American Lives

2006 TV-PG 2 seasons

African American Lives

2006 TV-PG 2 seasons
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Join historian Henry Louis Gates for this fascinating exploration of the family histories of well-known African American celebrities. Famous participants include Oprah Winfrey, Tina Turner, Morgan Freeman and Maya Angelou.
Henry Louis Gates Jr., Whoopi Goldberg, Quincy Jones, Oprah Winfrey, Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, Ben Carson, Mae Jemison, Chris Tucker, T. D. Jakes, Chris Rock, Morgan Freeman, Tina Turner, Maya Angelou, Don Cheadle, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Tom Joyner, Peter Gomes, Bliss Broyard, Linda Johnson Rice
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2

Summary of Season 1 (2006) - 1 disc

Join Harvard University Prof. Henry Louis Gates Jr. as he leads several successful African-Americans -- including Whoopi Goldberg, Quincy Jones and Oprah Winfrey -- on a journey to discover their roots in this four-part documentary. While following their stories through oral histories and genealogy, Gates explores African-American history starting with the 20th century and backtracking to the Civil War and early slave-trade period.
Widescreen 1.78:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-PG - This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.

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