Tonight’s Genealogy Roadshow Episode: Detroit

Genealogy Roadshow Debuts on PBS

Don’t forget to tune into tonight’s episode of Genealogy Roadshow on PBS! Set in Detroit, Michigan, the show features genealogists Kenyatta Berry and Josh Taylor as they help local families discover their roots.

As described on the Genealogy Roadshow, “While Detroit is known mainly for two things — cars and Motown — there is much more to the city, which boasts one of the most diverse populations in the country. After its settlement by French-Canadians, Detroit attracted a large number of Europeans and immigrants of Middle Eastern descent, making it now home to the largest Arab-American community in the country. As well, hundreds of thousands of African-Americans moved to Detroit from the rural southern U.S. as part of The Great Migration of the 20th century. Detroit was the first place in the country to have a stretch of concrete highway and a four-way, three-color traffic light. It supplied 75 percent of the liquor during the Prohibition era and was the birthplace of the ice cream soda.”

Here is a preview clip from tonight’s episode:

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