If you're interested in genealogy, you've probably seen one or more episodes of the Who Do You Think You Are? TV series. You may have missed Finding Your Roots, however. This 10-part series, hosted by renowned cultural critic and Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., delved into the genealogy and genetics of famous Americans, combining history and science in a fascinating exploration of race, family and identity in today's America. Professor Gates uncovered captivating stories and surprises in the family trees of Kevin Bacon, Robert Downey, Jr., Branford Marsalis, John Legend, Martha Stewart, Barbara Walters and Rick Warren, to name just some of the series' celebrity guests.
St. Louis Public Library owns this series on DVD, and cardholders can reserve it via our online catalog: