Genealogy television shows are popping up everywhere on the networks. In the latest genealogy addition, hosted by the Harvard University professor, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. unearths the mystery behind the family lineages of some of America's most prominent figures. Among the black celebrities featured are actress Wanda Sykes, Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker, civil rights legend and U.S. Rep. John Lewis, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, singer John Legend and actor Samuel L. Jackson. In addition, Martha Stewart, Robert Downey Jr., Harry Connick Jr., Barbara Walters and Kevin Bacon are among the other luminaries profiled in the series.
You can learn more and even watch a brief video on the PBS web site at http://www.pbs.org/wnet/finding-your-roots/ or view the video below.