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Topic: Ancestral Roots

Ancestral Roots explores the significance of reconnecting with and honoring one's cultural heritage and the lives of one's ancestors.

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The topic of Ancestral Roots is explored across several podcast episodes, highlighting the personal journeys of individuals who are retracing their steps to confront the history of racial inequality in the United States and honor their ancestors.

In the Retracing Their Steps episode of TED Radio Hour, the significance of preserving slave dwellings, connecting with ancestral roots, and concentrating voting power in the South is emphasized as a means of honoring the lives of enslaved ancestors and shaping a better future.

The Embracing Your Path To Wholeness, Spirituality & Inner Beauty episode of Know Thyself features Hitomi Mochizuki's discussion of the importance of understanding and honoring one's ancestral roots and how they inform identity and ways of being in the world.

In the Playback: Rooting, from Into the Depths episode of Overheard at National Geographic, National Geographic explorer Tara Roberts traces her ancestral roots and the history of the last known slave ship, the Clotilda, gaining a newfound sense of pride and belonging through the power of ritual and connection to ancestors.

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