André Leon Talley Stunned by Ancestor’s Bequeathment Finding Your Roots

Premiered April 19, 2022
André Leon Talley Stunned by Ancestor’s Bequeathment

André Leon Talley reads a will in which his ancestor was given away as slave property.

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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