Finding Your Roots

Lena Waithe Learns the Source of the Name “Waithe”

Clip: Season 8 Episode 7 | 1m 21s | Video has closed captioning.

“It’s painful because your name is such a huge part of your identity. So for someone to put their identity onto your family, it just feels unjust,” Lena Waithe reacts to hearing that her surname derives from her ancestors’ slave-owning family in Christ Church, Barbados.

Aired: 02/15/22

Rating: NR

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A new season of Finding Your Roots premieres January 4, 2022 at 8/7c! Tune in for all-new episodes as Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores fascinating ancestries and family mysteries for an array of notable guests.

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