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A Black Woman Tracks Down Her White Founding Father 9

Most of us can trace our family history with paper trails and create intricate family trees. But when your family relies on oral stories passed down through generations, lineage can be hazy. Bettye Kearse joins host Krys Boyd to talk about tracing her own heredity, which lead her to an enslaved woman and a head of state. Her book is “The Other Madisons: The Lost History of A President’s Black Family.”