Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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age 12+

Informative docu uncovers family history and ancestry.

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The term "illiegitimate child" is not acceptable. "Born out of wedlock" is more appropriate.

I object to any child being referred to as "illegitimate". This term should have gone away 50 years ago.

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