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FINDING YOUR ROOTS | Valerie Jarrett’s Groundbreaking Great-Grandfather

Watch the full-length episode at (US Only) Valerie Jarrett digs into the family history of her legendary Great-Grandfather, MIT’s first African-American graduate and an accomplished architect, recruited to help build the prestigious Tuskegee Institute. How did a man born into slavery have the resources to send his son to a private college? Professor Gates and the Finding Your Roots team investigates Jarrett’s lineage to shed light on this mystery.