Al Roker Goes To Senegal To Trace His Ancestral Roots | TODAY

Pubblicato il 12 giu 2018
A DNA test enabled TODAY’s Al Roker to trace his family’s roots. The findings lead Al to Senegal, the westernmost point in mainland Africa, where he sees the world his ancestors left behind. (By TODAY with our sponsor Ancestry)
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Al Roker Goes To Senegal To Trace His Ancestral Roots | TODAY


  • I recently traveled to N Africa. SE Asia is better.

  • Come BACK ALL OF YOU 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾

  • 😥😥😥😥😥😥😭😭😭😭💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾

  • Áse Büyango Al Roker for doing this . I encourage all black Americans to restore and reconnect to their west coast african roots.

  • It's hard not to literally hate Europeans and they're ignorant offspring But WE as black People continue to LOVE!! And FORGIVE!! That's one of the things that make us so beautiful as a people... However WE WILL NEVER, EVER FORGET!!!!

  • Love it.and felt it too..

  • It's great to see Al complete this journey. I love it and now I have more respect for Al than ever before.

  • Native Black Africans were also “Slave Traders and Slave Masters!!!

  • Cheb-bu jen is so good! they are speaking wolof. It's such an awesome language.

  • I'm Gambian (Senegal's sister country). This is an awesome piece!

  • This is beautiful! I'm so glad you found this piece of yourself ♥️.

  • Diaspora is incumbent for you to move back to the mother land. The people love you

  • I love it

  • Amazing

  • There are so many positive things about Africa. This was heartening to watch.

  • LOVE da monument

  • White ppl need to stay away from Africa

  • I also have share Senegal dna. Only a small percentage. But I’m happy and would very much like to go there.

  • #Nevr4Get #OurMaafa

  • Alo yo solo. Hablo de. Musica baile. Deport motor vida. La puerta de Alcalá la otra ya diré. Saludos grc esto.

  • Now we know what's going in Al's neck of the woods.

  • I wonder why He didn't use African-Ancestry?

  • Alo me. Lili marlen así me algo. Me otra vez lili marlen me otra vez lili. Marlen

  • Senegal Dakar 👉🇸🇳❤

  • Africans are unaccountable for their role in slavery. African and Arab Muslims captured men, women and children with no regard for their humanity, and sold them. Where were the rescue teams that stormed Gorey Island or the slave ships? Africans are still being enslaved and sold right in their own continent and nothing is being done.

  • Al Rocket has the Senegalese dry humor , the fun trash talk ! He’s one of us😂.

  • Al Roker you are a classic man! From Slavery to being one of the highest-paid weather meteorologist in the country if not the world. Shows you... Nothing can stop us except GOD!!!!

  • Doesn't matter which part of Africa you're from what matters is to be conscious that you're black and no matter what you may believe or try-hard you're African and should be proud of it because we have the most beautiful skin color and veins full of power and energy. Feel African and be merry.

  • I am so touched

  • You should have used AFRICA ANCESTRY. You would have learned much more; Your DNA will not be own by the government, and you would be supporting Black own business. I'm not impressed with you!


  • Africa is rising and not everyone is happy

  • Welcome home Al, you do have the Senegalese dry humor ! Senegal 🇸🇳 shows on your face. Welcome home brother , Africa is as much yours as it is ours.

  • C'est vraiment emouvant,bon retour hermano 😍😍😍

  • This is nice

  • Hello my name is Richard Harrison Gore'e [ IT-tvs my name] , I'm the author of the historical novel titled "Gore'e Island / Island of No Return" I really enjoyed the video depiction of your life journey back to the motherland and connecting with your roots! Like you I have traced my roots back to Africa more directly to Gore'e Island. I would love to speak to you Al Roker and share my experience of when I to went to the land of my ancestors.

  • My parents and family are from Senegal

  • The slave house on Goree Island has such bad energy that I started sobbing after a few minutes and had to leave ...

  • If you go to you can find out exact tribes. I hope do have my test done one day !

  • 400 hundred steps....400 years being enslaved...WHAT A COINCIDENCE....!!!-

  • OMG! I have chills! I want that. That! I want to go back to Africa to trace my African roots. Al, that was incredible!

  • I knew it Al look like my dad like his twin

  • Where’s my Senegalese brothers at?

  • OMGGG THAT WAS AMAZING!!! What a blessing. : )

  • Correction: Its over 20million African people that was captured and away by Europeans. Also only 1 in 3 slaves survived the journey (15 slaves on the ship and only 5 made it, the other 10slaves sick/died & thrown of the ship). Today those 20+million people would have populate to over 500million people (that's half of a billion people).

  • Welcome my fellow Senegalese brother!!!!

  • Aee ive always loved this guy. I sure hope our acestors heal him so I luv u You trip bring tears 2 my eyes 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑

  • I wonder how many people have discovered that they ancestors in Africa were slave traders, all i know is that I’m an American.

  • I am happy watching this video and at the same time crying like a child. It is very important for people to know their heritage. When you know who you are and were you came from it gives you great feelings inside. It leads you to where you are going and sense of belonging.

  • Were only able " to rise above this" by the love of God ..thank him and praise him for where you are

  • Did not know they had a cloning center in Senegal! Learn some new every day...

  • No amount of money can top his/that life experience!! 🙏🏾

  • Gm edagdwg love this video when God wants you to know about yourself no matter what you are doing now in your life he is taking you home now linda j ☮️ be greatful ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️💯💯💯💯

  • Must be a wonderful feeling 🎇

  • my dad is from senegal and i’m going this summer, i’m gonna meet my sister and other family members in person for the first time ever :)))

  • Amazing

  • & bro Dave: Like his leader Obama, Al is still a SELLOUT, he is in black skin but he STILL is an Oreo bro ✌🏼

  • Nice story Al, but let us not forget our Christian brothers and sisters who are being persecuted over there.But this situation is just a recent manifestation of an increasing wave of radicalism that has swept the Muslim world over the past 10 to 15 years. Christians have found themselves subject to increasing persecution in places such as Indonesia and Senegal that were previously known for their tolerance of non-Muslims.

  • As a east african man in my opinion when i look at Al Rokers face i dont see west African but more of a Mauritanian yes i know Mauritania borders Senegal and thats why i think ancestry dna test is not full Senegalese but more on the lightskin northerner africans

  • Oh I widsh I was there I just got back from senegal 🇸🇳