African American Lives

African American Lives

DVD - 2006
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A compelling combination of storytelling and science, this series uses genealogy, oral histories, family stories and DNA to trace roots of several accomplished African Americans down through American history and back to Africa.
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video ; Hollywood, Calif. : distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, [2006]
Edition: Widescreen format
ISBN: 9781415716946
Branch Call Number: E185.96 .A445 2006
RA1057.55 .A375336 2006
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 240 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Language Note: Closed-captioned


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Jun 28, 2011

Terribly interesting PBS series with AAL 2 and Faces of America as follow-up. Some really jaw-dropping laugh, you cry. Find out the family tree of Oprah (you'd be surprised), Chris Tucker (he goes beyond the Middle Passage), Chris Rock (he actually cries, as do you), and the shocking family tree of Henry Louis Gates Jr himself. Not limited to African American lives as the title inexplicable connection is revealed and not every one is who they think they are. Probably inspiration for the newer series "Who Do You Think You Are?"


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