WATCH: Actress Angela Bassett Traces Her Genealogy Back to Slavery

Angela Bassett arrives at the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards on March 1 in Santa Monica, Calif.  PHOTO BY ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ/AFP/GETTY IMAGES
Angela Bassett arrives at the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards on March 1 in Santa Monica, Calif.
PHOTO BY ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

On this week’s episode of Finding Your Roots on PBS, actress Angela Bassett, rapper Nas and White House adviser Valerie Jarrett trace their genealogy.

Three well-known African Americans will have their family histories explored on this week’s episode of Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.

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SOURCE: The Root