Finding Your Roots
A Family of Sharecroppers
Clip: Season 1 Episode 7 | 1m 24s
Brown University President Ruth Simmons grew up in a family of sharecroppers, a notorious system in which farmers pick cotton and live on someone else's land for a share of the profits. But they had to pay such high charges for rent, they often fell into a cycle of debt.
Aired: 04/28/12 |
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Finding Your Roots: Season Eight
A new season of Finding Your Roots premieres January 4, 2022 at 8/7c! Tune in for all-new episodes as Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores fascinating ancestries and family mysteries for an array of notable guests.Read More
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