Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s Genealogy Series Returns

It’s been said you don’t know where you’re going, until you know where you’ve been.

Since Henry Louis Gates Jr. premiered his PBS series African American Lives in 2006, the Harvard scholar has been helping people learn more about their heritage.

Now, with the season 2 premiere of his show Find Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the professor is working with author Stephen King, actor Courtney B. Vance and actress Gloria Reuben to track down their roots.

The first episode, entitled “In Search of Our Fathers,” premieres Tuesday, September 23 at 8 p.m. ET on PBS.