African American Lives

2006 TV-PG 2 seasons

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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.
  • 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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