Finding Your Roots

Angela Davis' Great-Grandfather Took a Slaveowner to Court

Clip: Season 9 Episode 8 | 5m 42s  | Video has closed captioning.

Angela Davis' great-grandfather, Isom, not only marks her family's transition from slavery to freedom, he's also at the center of a fascinating story involving the Freedmen's Bureau.

Aired: 02/21/23

Rating: TV-PG


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A new season of Finding Your Roots premieres January 3, 2023 8/7c! Tune in for all-new episodes as renowned scholar Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. guides influential guests into their roots, uncovering deep secrets, hidden identities and lost ancestors.

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