Henry Louis Gates, Jr. welcomes Brittany Packnett Cunningham and Anita Hill, two guests who made profound sacrifices for social justice, and helps them discover the ancestors who made sacrifices for them.
Since the premiere of his groundbreaking series, African American Lives, in 2006 through the first two seasons of Finding Your Roots, noted Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has unearthed the family histories of influential people helping shape our national identity.
Finding Your Roots Episodes
Finding Your Roots Extras
S8 Ep2 | 1m 22s
Anita Hill meets her great-great grandparents who were listed in the 1870 census.
S8 Ep2 | 1m 17s
Anita Hill says she was always optimistic about her future because of her mother’s spirit.
S8 Ep2 | 1m 13s
A rare census finding leads to the revelation of Anita Hill's great-great-grandfather.
S8 Ep2 | 55s
Brittany Packnett Cunningham learns the identity of her great-grandparents.
S8 Ep2 | 1m 16s
Brittany Packnett Cunningham says she yearns to learn the identity of her grandfather.
S8 Ep2 | 32s
Dr. Gates explores the ancestral roots of Brittany Packnett Cunningham and Anita Hill.
S8 Ep3 | 30s
GUESTS: David Chang & Raúl Esparza
S8 Ep1 | 31s
Tune in to our season premiere this week with filmmakers Rebecca Hall and Lee Daniels.
A new season of Finding Your Roots premieres January 4, 2022!
A new year means new Finding Your Roots! Mark your calendars for Jan 4 at 8/7c.
Take a sneak peek at some of the surprising reveals coming up in Season 8.