See what others are saying about african ancestry
"Thanks @AfricanAncestry [for] one of the most amazing days. To reveal my ancestral roots on the grounds of a plantation was an act of reclamation. If you are African American & want to fill in the blanks on your family story, see @AfricanAncestry [for] DNA data that can help bridge the divide."
MICHAEL W. TWITTY
Culinary Historian and Author (via Twitter @KosherSoul)
"The @AfricanAncestry experience is life changing. Our family’s Fulani, my mother collected artifacts not knowing."
NIAMBI JARVIS
(via Twitter @hiyaahpower)
"Learning my maternal lineage has been profoundly enlightening to myself, my daughters, mother, aunts and so forth. I learned my ancestors are great artisans, royalty, and warriors of great strength and skill. I can now pass this on to my children and they can remind themselves as I do - I am born Songhai, queen, artist, warrior, and wise. I love that."
KIMBERLY ELISE
Actress (via Twitter @)
"I just found out my results! So amazed at the detail of the information. Now to get my shirt and research more about the people and country I'm from."
COOL BREEZE
African Ancestry Family Member (via Facebook)
"We all should know where we come from, this way we’ll know where we’re going. It gives you a sense of pride and definition as to who you are, it is the one thing that can’t be taken from us. Sacrifice and take the plunge and make your find, we did and it is something to pass to the family members."
ANDRE MCKNIGHT
African Ancestry Family Member (via Facebook)
"The images of Africa that we receive are often limited and negative. So it is not surprising that African Americans don't have a positive connection to the continent. Now thanks to DNA, African Americans can finally find out what region of Africa their ancestors were from. It was a revelation for me and my family to finally discover part of our ancestry."
Spike Lee
Director, Writer, Producer
"Discovering my African roots was - hands down - the most transformative event in my life and African Ancestry was like a passionate, capable tour guide during the journey. Their guidance and expertise enhanced my experience every step of the way."
Sheryl Lee Ralph
Actress, Author, Activist

Wall of Return
Here are just a few of the notable African Americans who have traced their roots:
INDIA.ARIE
GUINEA-BISSAU, SIERRA LEONE, LIBERIA
COMMON
CAMEROON
EVE
NIGERIA
QUINCY JONES
CAMEROON
PHAROAH SANDERS
ANGOLA
KIM COLES
SENEGAL
WHOOPI GOLDBERG
SIERRA LEONE, LIBERIA
TARAJI P. HENSON
CAMEROON
REGINA KING
SIERRA LEONE, LIBERIA, GUINEA-BISSAU
ALFRE WOODARD
CAMEROON
DON CHEADLE
CAMEROON
MORGAN FREEMAN
NIGER
SAMUEL L. JACKSON
GABON
SPIKE LEE
NIGER, CAMEROON
FOREST WHITAKER
GHANA, CAMEROON
ANTHONY ANDERSON
BIOKO ISLAND, CAMEROON
DICK GREGORY
NIGERIA
WYATT CENAC
NIGERIA
WANDA SYKES
BIOKO ISLAND, CAMEROON
CHRIS TUCKER
CAMEROON, ANGOLA
JUDGE GLENDA HATCHETT
NIGERIA
TOM JOYNER
SIERRA LEONE
JOE MADISON "THE BLACK EAGLE"
MOZAMBIQUE, SIERRA LEONE
ROBIN ROBERTS
LIBERIA
OPRAH WINFREY
LIBERIA
TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY ANTHONY FOXX
NIGERIA
DR. DOROTHY HEIGHT
SIERRA LEONE
DR. JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN
CAMEROON
MAYA ANGELOU
SIERRA LEONE
CONDOLEEZA RICE
CAMEROON
JIM BROWN
NIGERIA
RICHARD DENT
SIERRA LEONE, GUINEA-BISSAU
NOELLE QUINN
CAMEROON
TREVOR PRYCE
SIERRA LEONE, LIBERIA
TINA THOMPSON
SENEGAL, SIERRA LEONE
REV. JESSE JACKSON
SIERRA LEONE
BISHOP TD JAKES
CAMEROON
REV. JAMES MEEKS
SIERRA LEONE
REV. JONATHAN WEAVER
SENEGAL, GHANA
REP. KAREN BASS (D-CA)
CAMEROON
REP. GREGORY MEEKS (D-NY)
SIERRA LEONE
REP. BOBBY L. RUSH (D-IL)
GHANA
REP. BARBARA LEE (D-CA)
SIERRA LEONE
REP. JOHN LEWIS (D-GA)
SIERRA LEONE