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Nathan Lane’s Grandfather Died in a Workhouse

Nathan Lane gets disturbing news that his great-great-grandfather died in a workhouse.

Leslie Odom, Jr.’s Great-Grandfather Comes to America

Leslie Odom, Jr.'s great-grandfather's name appears on a ship's manifest from 1920.

Leslie Odom, Jr. on How “Hamilton” Changed His Life

Leslie Odom, Jr. on how colorblind casting in “Hamilton: The Musical” changed Broadway.

Leslie Odom, Jr.'s 5th Great-Grandfather Was a Slaveowner

Leslie Odom, Jr. wrestles with the realization that his 5th great-grandfather owned slaves

Joe Lane Becomes Nathan Lane

Nathan Lane explains how he picked his stage name.

Leslie Odom, Jr.: His Ancestors Were People, Not Possessions

Leslie Odom, Jr. gets emotional hearing the "dollar value" of his enslaved ancestors.

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