In an earlier episode this season, New York Yankees star Derek Jeter was handed a paper from Gates that showed he is a blood relative of an Alabama slave owner who also gave him his last name.
Gates tells Jeter that rape and coerced sex were common. Meanwhile, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and documentarian Ken Burns both found out in another episode this season that in the 19th century, their family lines contained slaveholders. Gates further tells Cooper that his slave-owning relative looks like he was beaten to death with a hoe by a slave. I now have a personal connection to this thing I find so repugnant and so un-American and yet such a peculiarly American institution.
Gates realizes that these are sensitive, even volatile, subjects. There were a lot of people that owned slaves. There were black people that owned slaves. Race is hardly the only potentially uncomfortable topic.
Thanks to DNA results and robust investigative work, all kinds of family secrets are revealed. Tennis great Billie Jean King discovered on the show that her grandmother was born out of wedlock, while basketball star Rebecca Lobo found out that she had a Jewish great-grandfather she did not know about.
Many of the revelations from the past are great sources of pride. Playwright and actress Anna Deavere Smith was moved to tears learning about her great-great-grandfather Basil Biggs. Biggs, a free black man and veterinarian, moved just outside Gettysburg, Pa. After the bloodiest battle on American soil, Biggs helped disinter the Union dead and lay proper graves that would later become Gettysburg National Cemetery.
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She was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and her grandchildren brought great joy and love to her life and she was their biggest fan and supporter of their activities. Becky was preceded in death by her parents, an infant daughter, Tersa Carroll and a sister Jane Latta. John McGarvey, officiating. A graveside service will be held am, Wednesday at the Cochranton Cemetery.
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Henry August 30, - July 30, Facebook Twitter. Text size A A A. Benedict Manor in St. Benedict, PA. The son of John C. Rager Henry, he was born on August 30, in Montgomery Twp. Murray served as a Specialist Third Class in the U. He married his wife, Roberta "Bobbi" E.
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Westover Henry on July 26, and they enjoyed sixty-seven years together until her death on December 15, A man of versatile interests and talents, Murray owned and operated a dairy farm for ten years. His work in the coal mining industry encompassed employment as a coal inspector for eighteen years with Shaw Coal and Coke Co.