Alfre Woodard goes on a journey searching for her grandfather’s roots, and finds a man who endured one of the most horrifying periods in American history, and accomplished an extraordinary feat, on a new episode of Who Do You Think You Are? airing this Sunday, August 9 at 9/8c on TLC.
Actress Alfre Woodard’s grandfather died before she knew him, and his family tree is a mystery. She goes on a journey searching for his roots, and uncovers the triumphant story of her great-grandfather Alec, who endured the horrors of slavery and ascended from servitude to successful landowner, an extraordinary feat of his time.
The Alfre Woodard episode airs on Sunday 9 August 2015, 9:00 pm Eastern / 8:00 pm Central on TLC. Check your local television listings for the exact time in your location.
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