The Resource John Legend/Wanda Sykes/Margarett Cooper, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (electronic resource)

John Legend/Wanda Sykes/Margarett Cooper, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (electronic resource)

Label
John Legend/Wanda Sykes/Margarett Cooper
Title
John Legend/Wanda Sykes/Margarett Cooper
Statement of responsibility
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Title variation
  • Margarett Cooper
  • Wanda Sykes
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Most African Americans struggle to trace their ancestors beyond Emancipation; slavery erased names and family ties with brutal efficiency. But what about the descendants of the handful of free black people who evaded bondage during that terrible time? Musician John Legend and comedian Wanda Sykes discover the extraordinary stories of the free black ancestors they never knew about, while Professor Gates himself and his 98-year-old friend Margarett Cooper delve into the mysteries shrouding the free people of color in their family trees
Member of
Cataloging source
AzPhAEM
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
9 & up
Language note
Closed-captioned
Runtime
60
Series statement
Finding Your Roots
Technique
live action
Label
John Legend/Wanda Sykes/Margarett Cooper, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on August 15, 2014
  • Films On Demand is distributed by Infobase for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Contents
Introduction: John Legend/Wanda Sykes/Margarett Cooper: Finding Your Roots (2:39) -- Breaking Stereotypes (1:10) -- Wanda Sykes: Fearless (2:06) -- Wanda Sykes: Early Years (2:14) -- John Legend: Early Years (2:33) -- John Legend: Parents (1:37) -- Wanda Sykes: Early Ancestors (3:54) -- John Legend: Peyton Polly (2:19) -- John Legend: Buying Relatives (1:57) -- John Legend: Kidnapped (2:05) -- John Legend: The Polly Case (4:07) -- John Legend: Virginia (3:18) -- Wanda Sykes: Benjamin Banks (2:19) -- Battle for Liberty (1:53) -- Path to Freedom (1:22) -- Individual Liberty (2:30) -- Indentured Servants (1:54) -- Wanda Sykes: Mystery (2:12) -- Elizabeth Banks (5:46) -- DNA Testing (2:23) -- Concluding Remarks: John Legend (0:51) -- Credits: John Legend/Wanda Sykes/Margarett Cooper: Finding Your Roots (2:26)
Control code
100058674
Extent
1 streaming video file (60 min.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films On Demand
Other physical details
sd., col.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: Films On Demand platform
Label
John Legend/Wanda Sykes/Margarett Cooper, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on August 15, 2014
  • Films On Demand is distributed by Infobase for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Contents
Introduction: John Legend/Wanda Sykes/Margarett Cooper: Finding Your Roots (2:39) -- Breaking Stereotypes (1:10) -- Wanda Sykes: Fearless (2:06) -- Wanda Sykes: Early Years (2:14) -- John Legend: Early Years (2:33) -- John Legend: Parents (1:37) -- Wanda Sykes: Early Ancestors (3:54) -- John Legend: Peyton Polly (2:19) -- John Legend: Buying Relatives (1:57) -- John Legend: Kidnapped (2:05) -- John Legend: The Polly Case (4:07) -- John Legend: Virginia (3:18) -- Wanda Sykes: Benjamin Banks (2:19) -- Battle for Liberty (1:53) -- Path to Freedom (1:22) -- Individual Liberty (2:30) -- Indentured Servants (1:54) -- Wanda Sykes: Mystery (2:12) -- Elizabeth Banks (5:46) -- DNA Testing (2:23) -- Concluding Remarks: John Legend (0:51) -- Credits: John Legend/Wanda Sykes/Margarett Cooper: Finding Your Roots (2:26)
Control code
100058674
Extent
1 streaming video file (60 min.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films On Demand
Other physical details
sd., col.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: Films On Demand platform

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