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Finding Oprah's Roots: Finding Your Own

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Publisher Comments:

Finding Oprah’s Roots will not only endow readers with a new appreciation for the key contributions made by history’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 one’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 “anchoring” her in a way not previously possible. For the reader, Finding Oprah’s Roots offers the possibility of an equally rewarding experience.

Synopsis:

A guide for recovering one's family heritage through revealing Oprah Winfrey's roots, and teaches that who we are is startlingly influenced by the paths of our ancestors.

About the Author

HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR., is the Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research and holder of the distinguished title of the Alphonse Fletcher, Jr. University Professor at

Harvard University. As well as being the author of several award-winning works of literary criticism, he penned the memoir Colored People; The Future of the Race, co-authored with Cornel West; and Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man.

Table of Contents

Beginnings — Oprah — Into the past — Out of slavery: a paper trail — Beyond the middle passage: DNA — Looking back.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307393791
Subtitle:
Finding Your Own
Publisher:
Crown Publishers
Author:
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
Author:
Gates, Henry Louis
Author:
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Subject:
Social Science-Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - G
Subject:
Social Science : Ethnic Studies - African American Studies -
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Genealogy
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Subject:
African American Studies-Slavery and Reconstruction
Subject:
REFERENCE / Genealogy
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20070123
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
191

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History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
Reference » Genealogy » Heraldry

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