Finding Oprah's Roots

Finding Oprah's Roots

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Finding Opraha€™s Roots will not only endow readers with a new appreciation for the key contributions made by historya€™s unsung but also equip them with the tools to connect to pivotal figures in their own past. A roadmap through the intricacies of public documents and online databases, the book also highlights genetic testing resources that can make it possible to know onea€™s distant tribal roots in Africa. For Oprah, the path back to the past was emotion-filled and profoundly illuminating, connecting the narrative of her family to the larger American narrative and a€œanchoringa€ her in a way not previously possible. For the reader, Finding Opraha€™s Roots offers the possibility of an equally rewarding experience. From the Hardcover edition.Do not presume a link between the name of slave and name of slave owners. Doing so can be quite misleading, in fact. For example a letter exists from a Freedmena#39;s Bureau agent in 1865 who reported that newly freed slaves in his districtanbsp;...

Title:Finding Oprah's Roots
Author: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Publisher:Crown - 2007-01-23

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