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Finding Oprah's Roots - Finding Your Own

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

"Before I have a big meeting or decision to make," says Oprah Winfrey, "I go and I sit with the ancestors. Literally, I go and sit in my closet and I say their names. I just say their names so that when I walk into the space, I don't walk alone." This audiobook will help millions of African Americans never again to walk alone. What's more, it will show people of all races what the story of Oprah's ancestors teaches-the legacy one generation bequeaths another, how who we are is startlingly influenced by the paths our ancestors have trod, and the extraordinary impact that even the most humble among us can have on future generations through the simple process of building a life for our loved ones. In FINDING OPRAH'S ROOTS, prominent African American scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., shines a brilliant searchlight into the dark shadows that have enveloped African American ancestry. By assembling an elite team of historians and geneticists in coordination with PBS and using Oprah and her forebears as his chief example, Gates unveils a process akin to resurrection. FINDING OPRAH'S ROOTS will not only endow listeners 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. 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 listener, FINDING OPRAH'S ROOTS offers the possibility of an equally rewarding experience. From the Compact Disc edition.

"Before I have a big meeting or decision to make," says Oprah Winfrey, "I go and I sit with the ancestors. Literally, I go and sit in my closet and I say their names. I just say their names so that when I walk into the space, I don't walk alone." This audiobook will help millions of African Americans never again to walk alone. What's more, it will show people of all races what the story of Oprah's ancestors teaches-the legacy one generation bequeaths another, how who we are is startlingly influenced by the paths our ancestors have trod, and the extraordinary impact that even the most humble among us can have on future generations through the simple process of building a life for our loved ones. In FINDING OPRAH'S ROOTS, prominent African American scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., shines a brilliant searchlight into the dark shadows that have enveloped African American ancestry. By assembling an elite team of historians and geneticists in coordination with PBS and using Oprah and her forebears as his chief example, Gates unveils a process akin to resurrection. FINDING OPRAH'S ROOTS will not only endow listeners 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. 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 listener, FINDING OPRAH'S ROOTS offers the possibility of an equally rewarding experience. From the Compact Disc edition.
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"Before I have a big meeting or decision to make," says Oprah Winfrey, "I go and I sit with the ancestors. Literally, I go and sit in my closet and I say their names. I just say their names so that when I walk into the space, I don't walk alone." This audiobook will help millions of African Americans never again to walk alone. What's more, it will show people of all races what the story of Oprah's ancestors teaches-the legacy one generation bequeaths another, how who we are is startlingly influenced by the paths our ancestors have trod, and the extraordinary impact that even the most humble among us can have on future generations through the simple process of building a life for our loved ones. In FINDING OPRAH'S ROOTS, prominent African American scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., shines a brilliant searchlight into the dark shadows that have enveloped African American ancestry. By assembling an elite team of historians and geneticists in coordination with PBS and using Oprah and her forebears as his chief example, Gates unveils a process akin to resurrection. FINDING OPRAH'S ROOTS will not only endow listeners 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. 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 listener, FINDING OPRAH'S ROOTS offers the possibility of an equally rewarding experience. From the Compact Disc edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dominic Hoffman

Length:

5h 25m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:35


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:31


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:21


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:49


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:08


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:08


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:02


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:12


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:41


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:51


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:42


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:09


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:11


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:41


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:47


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:27


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:17


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:13


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:01


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:02


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:40


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:20


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:31


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:32


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:46


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:40


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:50


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:05


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:51


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:16


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:46


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:26


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:36


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:21


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:42


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:48


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:02


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:35


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:28


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:22


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:20


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:33


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:59


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:01


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:03


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:08


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:36


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:10


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:28


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

00:27