Angela Bassett arrives at the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards on March 1 in Santa Monica, Calif.
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Three well-known African Americans will have their family histories explored on this week’s episode of Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.

According to PBS, “Angela Bassett, Valerie Jarrett and Nas’ roots run back into the heart of slavery, revealing there is no single narrative and challenging our preconceptions of an era that has profoundly shaped our nations sense of itself. Hip hop artist Nas discovers a web of his slave ancestors and their intimate relationship with their slave master.”

The program will air at 8 p.m. EST on Tuesday.