Vanessa Uncovers her Roots

February 4, 2011  |  

Vanessa Williams, the actress, singer and former Miss America will appear on NBC’s ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ The show explores the ancestors of celebrities. During her journey, Williams found that her great, great grandfather, David Carl, a civil war hero, risked being lynched, captured and enslaved to fight in the Civil War.

You can read some of Vanessa’s discoveries in her interview with Black Voices.

Williams’ show will air tonight at 8 p.m EST.

Have you done any genealogical research? Did you find anything inspiring or embarrassing?

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