Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Earl Campbell.
Follow a diverse cast of participants on an emotional journey that uses history and science to uncover their fascinating family stories. Each individual’s past will link to a larger community history, revealing the rich cultural tapestry of America. The programs feature participants from four American cities — Nashville, Austin, Detroit and San Francisco — who want to explore a genealogical mystery.
In Austin, Texas, Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Earl Campbell learns his family's history of land ownership, which was uncommon for blacks in 1920s-era Texas. Also: a woman learns of a tragedy connected to her ancestor's Civil War affiliation.
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