Lena Waithe Learns the Source of the Name “Waithe” Finding Your Roots

Premiered February 15, 2022
Lena Waithe Learns the Source of the Name “Waithe”

Lena Waithe reacts to hearing that her surname derives from slave owners in Barbados.

About the Program

Finding Your Roots

For more than a decade, renowned Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has helped to expand America’s sense of itself, stimulating a national conversation about identity with humor, wisdom, and compassion. Professor Gates has explored the ancestry of dozens of influential people from diverse backgrounds, taking millions of viewers deep into the past to reveal the connections that bind us all.

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