News Archive 2009-2018

Video: Geoffrey Canada ’74 Traces Ancestry (Finding Your Roots) Archives


Acclaimed education reformer Geoffrey Canada ’74, president and CEO of the Harlem Children’s Zone, has blazed a trail for disadvantaged children – giving them the keys to education and a better life. But as we see on the PBS program, Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr., Canada has harbored a burning question nearly all his life: where did his father – and his father’s people – come from? The program juxtaposes the stories of Canada and broadcasting matriarch Barbara Walters, two people whose lives were deeply impacted by the presence, and the void, created by their fathers.

Watch Barbara Walters and Geoffrey Canada on PBS. See more from Finding Your Roots.