Leslie Odom, Jr.’s Great-Grandfather Comes to America Finding Your Roots

Premiered February 22, 2022
Leslie Odom, Jr.’s Great-Grandfather Comes to America

Leslie Odom, Jr.'s great-grandfather's name appears on a ship's manifest from 1920.

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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