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Born to Sing

Season 10 Episode 1 | 52m 12s

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of singers Alanis Morissette and Ciara—using DNA analysis and genealogical detective work to trace lineages that run from shtetls in Eastern Europe to Jazz Age Harlem. Along the way, Alanis and Ciara reimagine their families and meet the people who laid the groundwork for their success—including one ancestor who was at the center of a song.

Aired: 01/01/24 | Expires: 01/30/24
FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR., Season ten is a production of McGee Media, Inkwell Media, Kunhardt Films and WETA Washington, D.C.
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Appraisal: Union Porcelain Works Pieces, ca. 1879
Appraisal: 1963 Arthur Kern 'Torso' Mixed-media Painting
Appraisal: French Tabernacle Door, ca. 1800
Appraisal: KPM 'The Hermit' Porcelain Plaque, ca. 1900
Appraisal: Gorham Sterling Silver Polar Bear Ice Pick, ca. 1870
Appraisal: Jean Harlow-signed Photo, ca. 1930
Appraisal: Cartier Art Deco Match Safe, ca. 1925
Appraisal: 1995 Muhammad Ali-signed Tablecloth
Appraisal: 1969 George Rodrigue 'House in Washington' Oil
Appraisal: Tiffany & Co. Sapphire & Diamond Ring, ca. 1925
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