Henry Louis Gates, Jr. meets actors Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong’o, and chef Lidia Bastianich — three women whose families crisscrossed the globe to escape oppression and find opportunity, leaving them with questions about their relatives who stayed behind.
- [Narrator] On "Finding Your Roots" actors Lupita Nyong'o.
- Oh my goodness. (laughing)
- I did not know that.
- [Narrator] Scarlett Johansson.
- We are all a product of this big melting pot.
- [Narrator] And chef Lidia Bastianich.
- It was a scary time.
- [Narrator] Ancestors who fled.
- Must have been hell.
- That boarder really meant a division.
- [Narrator] And took a chance.
- Your father's story is a miracle.
- He's my hero.
- [Narrator] "Finding Your Roots."