Episode 2: Mystery Men​

Premiered January 15

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actors Felicity Huffman and Michael K. Williams discover a wealth of hidden family history. Both grew up knowing little about their biological fathers, and seeing their lost ancestry restored proves deeply empowering. 

Dr. Gates, brings Felicity Huffman and Michael K. Williams their family histories.
Michael K. Williams | Family In South Carolina

Michael K. Williams | Family In South Carolina

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actor Michael K. Williams answer some family mysteries.

Michael K. Williams | Immediate Voter Registration

Michael K. Williams | Immediate Voter Registration

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actor Michael K. Williams answer some family mysteries.

Felicity Huffman | Great Grandfather and Shakespeare

Felicity Huffman | Great Grandfather and Shakespeare

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actress Felicity Huffman answer some family mysteries.

More About The Guests Featured In This Episode

Season 5 Finding Your Roots

 

Season 5 

Discover the surprising ancestral stories of 25 fascinating guests, including Marisa Tomei, Felicity Huffman, Laura Linney, S. Epatha Merkerson, Michael K. Williams, Andy Samberg, Chloe Sevigny, Kal Penn, George R.R. Martin, Christiane Amanpour, Ann Curry, Joe Madison, Lisa Ling, Sheryl Sandberg, Seth Meyers, Michael Strahan and more in season five of Finding Your Roots. Learn more here.

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