African American Lives 2
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. meets with influential African American figures, like Morgan Freeman, Chris Rock and Maya Angelou, to piece together their genealogy and disclose captivating facts about their ancestors. Genealogical detective work, DNA analysis and the study of historical documents fills in the gaps of history and reveals emotional tales of African American heritage and survival.Visit African American Lives 2 Website
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Maya Angelou learns an formerly buried portion of her family history.
Renowned Poet Maya Angelou recalls learning about her Mende Heritage.
Poet and author Maya Angelou speaks about her grandfather.
Poet and author Maya Angelou speaks about her grandmother, Kentucky Shannon.
"Heritage is so complex that we have to be simple."