African American Lives II Airs Tonight at 9pm on PBS

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      Building on the widespread acclaim of African American Lives (2006) and Oprah's Roots (2007), 
AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES 2 again journeys deep into ancestry of an all-new group of remarkable
individuals, offering an in-depth look at the African-American experience and race relations
throughout U.S. history.

Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. returns as series host, guiding genealogical investigations
down through the 20th century, Reconstruction, slavery and early U.S. history, and presenting cutting-edge
genetic analysis that locates participants' ancestors in Africa, Europe and America. Joining Professor Gates
in the new broadcast are poet Maya Angelou, author Bliss Broyard, actor Don Cheadle, actor Morgan Freeman,
theologian Peter Gomes, publisher Linda Johnson Rice, athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee, radio personality
Tom Joyner, comedian Chris Rock, music legend Tina Turner, and college administrator Kathleen Henderson,
who was selected from more than 2,000 applicants to have her family history researched and DNA tested
alongside the series' well-known guests. source