“Make no mistake about it, this is not typical of the Black experience,” Henry Louis Gates, Jr. tells Sean "Diddy" Combs.
In this historically-packed Finding Your Roots episode, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs sits with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. as he unpacks his family roots. Watch as Combs discovers the shocking evidence that his third-generation grandfather was born in Maryland, a slave state, but was not born a slave.
“Make no mistake about it man, this is not typical of the Black experience,” Gates said. “For 90% of the African-American people who sat where you’ve sat when I’ve done their family tree, no free ancestors.”
Finding Your Roots airs Tuesdays at 8pm on PBS.