Laverne Cox and Her Family’s Slavery Roots on Who Do You Think You Are TONIGHT

Laverne Cox Laverne Cox uncovers new information about the inspiring life of her three times great grandfather, who carved out his place in society just a few years after his emancipation from slavery. She begins her journey in Alabama, where DNA results and historical documents reveal her ancestor's tenacity

10th Anniversary Season of Who Do You Think You Are? Debuts on Monday, May 21st

TLC’s Emmy Award-winning series, WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?  celebrates its tenth anniversary with the return of a new season on Monday, May 21st at 9/8c featuring a new group of celebrities who are eager to explore their family roots.

Laverne Cox uncovers new information about the inspiring life of her three times great grandfather, who carved out his place in society just a few years after his emancipation from slavery. She begins her journey in Alabama, where DNA results and historical documents reveal her ancestor’s tenacity.

The Laverne Cox episode of Who Do You Think You Are? is scheduled for 10:00 pm Eastern / 9:00 pm Central on Monday, May 21st – please check your local listings for exact time.

Upcoming Episodes of Who Do You Think You Are? on TLC

Here is the schedule for the current season of Who Do You Think You Are?:

  • Jon Cryer: Monday, May 21st, Season 10 – Episode 1
    In the Season 10 premiere, Jon Cryer’s journey takes him from America to Scotland as he uncovers the dramatic tale of an ancestor who survived a catastrophic battle, endured horrific conditions as a prisoner of war, and was forced to come to America as an indentured servant.
  • LaVerne Cox: Monday, May 21st, Season 10 – Episode 2
    Laverne Cox pieces together the inspiring life of her African-American ancestor who challenged societal norms and bravely pushed the boundaries just years after Emancipation.
  • Megan Mullaly: Monday, May 28th, Season 10 – Episode 3
    Megan Mullally explores a shocking pattern of dysfunction in her father’s line. She finds her two times great-grandmother was bravely defying societal norms in order to fight for her family’s survival, while struggling to hang on to her own sanity.
  • Hilary Duff: Monday, June 4th, Season 10 – Episode 4
    Hilary Duff uncovers the tale of an ancestor who bravely led an American colony to battle a notorious gang of pirates. She dives centuries deep into her Scottish roots and is shocked to discover that she descends from a heroic medieval king.
  • Molly Shannon: Monday June 11th, Season 10 – Episode 5
    Molly Shannon heads to Ireland in search of her mother’s unknown family tree. She finds desperate ancestors forced to choose between their faith and survival; uncovers a family legacy of bravery; and meets Irish cousins for the first time.
  • Jean Smart: TBD
    Jean Smart explores the curious tale of how her eight times great-grandmother roped her kids into a crime ring in colonial Massachusetts, before going on to be arrested for witchcraft–with a surprising outcome.

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Thomas MacEntee
Genealogy educator and author Thomas MacEntee has been researching his family history for more than 40 years and is the creator of Abundant Genealogy, Genealogy Bargains, DNA Bargains, The Genealogy Do-Over and numerous other web-based genealogy and family history properties.