Lionel Richie grew up in the same house as his grandmother – so why did he never hear a thing about her father? You’ll discover the whole truth on tonight’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? Lionel travels from his childhood home in Tuskegee, Alabama, to Chattanooga and Nashville, Tennessee, for the details. Along the way, he makes the amazing discovery of the impact his great-grandfather had on the American Civil Rights movement and realizes just how much his great-grandfather’s actions have affected the people around him.
The show, sponsored by Ancestry.com, airs tonight at 8/7c on NBC. Hoping for a head start? Watch a preview at www.nbc.com/who-do-you-think-you-are.
And visit http://www.ancestry.com/wdytya2011e5 on Saturday morning following the show for how-to steps and clues to help you with your own family’s history.