Finding Your Roots

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Forbes: How to "Find Your Roots" Like Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

July 16, 2018
How do you find the right direction in your life and understand who you truly are? On PBS’s Finding Your Roots, Henry Louis Gates Jr. allows celebrities like Scarlett Johannsson and Questlove to better understand themselves by helping them to discover their family histories and ancestral origins.
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The Root.com: "Finding Your Roots" Curriculum Receives $659,000 in Grants; PBS Series Returns in Jan.

October 31, 2015

A new curriculum based on Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s popular PBS documentary series, Finding Your Roots, received two grants this week: one for $355,000 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to create Genetics and Genealogy Summer Camps for Middle School-Aged Youth; and one for $304,000 from the National Science Foundation to establish a college program, according to a news release.