Finding Your Roots

Jon Batiste’s Ancestor Signs Name With “X”

Clip: Season 6 Episode 3 | 1m 3s

In this powerful moment, Jon Batiste discovers his ancestor signed his name with “X” when registering to vote.

Aired: 01/07/20

Rating: NR

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Major corporate support for FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR., Season Six is provided by Ancestry, Johnson & Johnson and AT&T. Major support is also provided by the Ford Foundation, Candace King Weir, the Lloyd Carney Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.