Wanda Sykes’ Unexpected Family History

On PBS' Finding Your Roots, the comedian learns of her ancestors' early emancipation.

‘Finding Your Roots’: Tracing the Canadas

An absent father left Harlem activist Geoffrey Canada with questions about his paternal ancestry.


Martha Stewart’s Inherited Profession

On Finding Your Roots, Martha Stewart learns that she’s not the only craftsman in her family.


Iron Man’s Revolutionary Ancestry

On Finding Your Roots, Robert Downey Jr. learns that a relative fought for America’s independence.


A Mega-Church Pastor’s Deep Religious Roots

On Finding Your Roots, Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores Rick Warren’s family legacy.


Ruth Simmons, When Past Meets Present

On Finding Your Roots, Ruth Simmons learns about her great-grandfather and a newfound relative.