Vanessa Williams Delves Into Her LineageFebruary 5th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar
Feb 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Hardly few people can trace their ancestry beyond their parents and grand parents. However, the popular and beautiful actress, Vanessa Williams can now proudly talk about it as she delved into her family history, to several generations back. She was the first person to get featured in the premiere episode of “Who Do You Think You Are” Season 2, that was aired on February 4 on NBC.
The executive producer of the show, Lisa Kudrow said she loved to have the pretty dusky beauty in the premiere of her show, as she is intellectually inclined and loves delving into history. Needless to say, when it comes to the history about ones own family, Vanessa Williams was bound to get even more excited. The “Desperate Housewife” also said that she was too thrilled while tracing her lineage, and was dying to find out who she actually is. She added that she did not care if there was any scandal or “scoundrel” involved those findings, and she boldly dug out her history, with intense research. The actress discovered that one of her earlier ancestors, David Carle, was a in the Union Army of the Civil War. She felt proud to know that at a time, when blacks were never included in the army, one of her family members could crack it. Another ancestor, Samuel Fields, was a State Legislator in Tennessee. Even this information was a matter of pride, as several years back, a black from her family made an achievement like this.
Later on she said that it was overwhelming for her to wear those gloves and explore the authentic documents related to her ancestors that dated several decades back. She added that the journey was an honor for her and she was gratified after the experience. She hopes that this episode inspires several other people to discover their history too.
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