Finding Your Roots

Leslie Odom, Jr.'s 5th Great-Grandfather Was a Slaveowner

Clip: Season 8 Episode 8 | 1m 14s | Video has closed captioning.

Leslie Odom, Jr. wrestles with the realization that his 5th great-grandfather was a white slave owner after reading the will in which he bequeathed some of his belongings to his “illegitimate, colored” children.

Aired: 02/22/22

Rating: NR

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