Join Detroit Public TV for a SCREENING of a special episode of “Finding Your Roots,” featuring the ancestry of two trailblazing and charismatic African-American performers: award-winning actress and Detroit native S. Epatha Merkerson and football legend and television star Michael Strahan.
Following the screening, there will be a panel of genealogical and academic authorities who will discuss the issues raised by the episode and answer questions from the audience. Panelists include: Deborah A. Abbott, Ph.D., adjunct faculty member of the Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research at Samford University and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh; De Witt S. Dykes, Jr., an associate professor at Oakland University; and Leslie Williams, past president of the Fred Hart Williams Genealogical Society.
The doors to the event will open at 5 p.m., with a reception at 5:30 p.m. The program will being at 6 p.m.
The presentation will take place in the Clara Stanton Jones Friends Auditorium on the lower level of the library, which is located at 5201 Woodward Ave in Detroit’s Cultural Center.