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Finding Oprah's Roots, Finding Your Own
     

Finding Oprah's Roots, Finding Your Own

Cast: Oprah Winfrey, Henry Louis Gates Jr.

 
Actress and television talk show host Oprah Winfrey shares her knowledge on how to construct a detailed African American family tree in this companion to the best-selling book by author Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Genealogist Tony Burroughs and historian John Thornton offer expert advice on researching ones past as excerpts from the documentary Oprah's Roots display

Overview

Actress and television talk show host Oprah Winfrey shares her knowledge on how to construct a detailed African American family tree in this companion to the best-selling book by author Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Genealogist Tony Burroughs and historian John Thornton offer expert advice on researching ones past as excerpts from the documentary Oprah's Roots display just how America's most beloved media figure used genealogy to discover surprising details about her origins.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/01/2007
UPC:
0841887052238
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
NR
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:43:00
Sales rank:
16,319

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Finding Oprah's Roots
2. The Search For Roots [5:38]
3. The First Branches [4:05]
4. Listening to the Past [8:28]
5. A Lynchable Offense [5:54]
6. Ordinary Records, Extraordinary Accomplishments [3:34]
7. Records Back to 1870 [11:57]
8. Land and Education [8:07]
9. Free People of Color [5:24]
10. Finding the Slave Owner [6:22]
11. I Know I Come From This [8:52]
12. The Legend of Jane Gates [3:53]
13. Three Little Letters [1:17]
14. Percentages [8:06]
15. Surprising Ancestry [11:02]
16. Back to Africa [10:06]

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