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Condoleezza Rice's Sobering History

On Finding Your Roots, Condoleezza Rice learns about her great-grandmother's slavery-era past.

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Samuel L. Jackson's Surprising Roots

On Finding Your Roots, the actor talks about racism in his youth and learns about his ancestors.

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'Finding Your Roots': Tracing the Canadas

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

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Sanjay Gupta Scrolls Through His Heritage

On Finding Your Roots, CNN's Sanjay Gupta unravels his family's centuries-old history..

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Discovering Hollywood Royalty — Literally

Maggie Gyllenhaal learns of her noble ancestor from Henry Louis Gates Jr. on Finding Your Roots.

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Martha Stewart's Inherited Profession

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

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Iron Man's Revolutionary Ancestry

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

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A Mega-Church Pastor's Deep Religious Roots

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

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Ruth Simmons, When Past Meets Present

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

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Condoleezza Rice's Sobering History

On Finding Your Roots, Condoleezza Rice learns about her great-grandmother's slavery-era past.