Samuel L. Jackson's Surprising Roots
Actor Samuel L. Jackson recounts the racism and segregation of his childhood in 1950s Chattanooga, Tenn., and is told about an American Revolution-era ancestor on PBS's Finding Your Roots, hosted by The Root's editor-in-chief, Henry Louis Gates Jr.
In the clip below, Jackson learns about an unexpected historic relative and just how far back his roots run in American history.
Watch the video below to see what Gates found, and catch Finding Your Roots to learn more about the actor's childhood and ancestry. The episode premieres this Sunday, April 29, at 8 p.m. EDT/7 p.m. CDT.
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