The first AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES revealed the power in discovering one's family history. Now, Henry Louis Gates Jr. will guide a new group to discover their ancestry in AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES 2. The series will draw on DNA analysis, genealogical research and family oral tradition to trace the lineages of the participants, including Maya Angelou, Morgan Freeman, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, and Tina Turner, down through U.S. history and back to Africa.
Producer: Graham Judd, Jack Youngelson, Leslie Asako Gladsjo, Jesse Sweet, Graham Judd
Executive Producer: Henry Louis Gates, Jr., William R. Grant, Peter W. Kunhardt, Dyllan McGee
Production Company: Thirteen; Inkwell Films, Inc; Kunhardt Productions
Production Year: 2007
Copyright Year: 2008
Director: Jack Youngelson, Leslie Asako Gladsjo, Jesse Sweet, Graham Judd
Actors: Tina Turner, Chris Rock, Don Cheadle, Tom Joyner, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Linda Johnson-Rice, Bliss Broyard, Morgan Freeman, Maya Angelou, Rev. Peter Gomes, Kathleen Henderson
Talent: Maya Angelou, Morgan Freeman, Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Writers: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Language track: English
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen