Pearl's Secret: a Black Man's Search for His White Family

Guests: NEIL HENRY Author, Pearl: A Blackman's Search for his White Family (Univ. CA Press, 2001) Associate Professor, Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley RITA PHARIS 71 year-old distant cousin of Neil Henry What would you do if you found out that part of your family tree was a different race? That's just what happened to journalist Neil Henry. His new book Pearl tells the story of his journey to find that branch of the family. Join Juan Williams for a conversation with Neil Henry about a black man's search for his white relatives.

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