“Finding Your Roots” Season 10 Premiere Explores Ciara’s Surprising Harlem Connection

January 5, 2024

In the debut episode of the 10th season of “Finding Your Roots” hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr., R&B legend Ciara uncovers a remarkable family history, revealing her deep roots in Harlem, NY despite growing up in Georgia.

As the two talked further Gates explained to Ciara that her great-grandparents were part of the vibrant Harlem community during the 1920s.

Ciara, surprised by the revelation, expressed a connection to New York energy in her grandparents, stating, “I could feel the New York. I could feel that part of them.” Gates highlighted the significance of CiCi’s family being part of the Harlem Renaissance, describing the neighborhood as a “cultural mecca of the Black world” during that era.

The host further unveiled that Ciara’s ancestors lived near influential Black jazz musician Duke Ellington, noting they could attend clubs and enjoy performances by legends like Louis Armstrong.

The 10th season of “Finding Your Roots” will feature notable figures such as Jesse Williams, Danielle Brooks, Brendan Fraser, Tracy Morgan, Sammy Hagar, Alanis Morissette, and Dionne Warwick.


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The season’s first episode, featuring Ciara and Morissette, is set to premiere on January 2, 2024.

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