Nas Researches His Ancestry And Finds The Man Who Enslaved His Family


In an episode of “Finding Your Roots” Nas sits down with Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr to dig up his ancestral history.

In the two minute video, Nas sees a photo of his family’s slave owner, Benjamin Franklin Little, who purchased his great great great grandmother, Pocahontas Little when she was 15 years old in 1859 for less than $900.

While Gates walks Nas through historical documentation,which includes old photos of his family as well as the actual bill of sale for his third great grandmother, Nas, visibly upset, reflects on what life must’ve been like as a slave.

Watch the emotional video to learn more about Nas’ past, and his plans for the land Benjamin Franklin Little once owned.

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