Finding Your Roots

S7 E10 | CLIP

Roy Wood Jr.’s is DNA Cousins with Congressman John Lewis

“He was always nice to me.” Roy Wood Jr. discovers his DNA cousin match is one of the pioneers of the Civil Rights movement, the great John Lewis

AIRED: May 04, 2021 | 0:00:51

- You are full of surprises.

Who is this DNA cousin?

I assume they black?

Well, you know, you never know.


- Okay, turn the page.

- He was always nice to me

when he came on "The Daily Show".

- [Henry] Roy's mother shares an identical stretch of DNA

on chromosome 22 with Congressman John Lewis,

meaning that Roy is a distant cousin

of the legendary civil rights activist,

giving a final sense of meaning to our journey.

(gentle music)