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Old 09-08-2017, 09:00 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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Ben Affleck’s great-great-great grandfather Benjamin Cole owned 25 slaves, according to the deleted segment of “Finding Your Roots” that Affleck himself requested be squashed. Cole, a wealthy Savannah, Ga. land-owner, was also sheriff of Chatham County.

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Old 09-08-2017, 09:09 PM
 
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This story is over two years old?
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Old 09-08-2017, 10:53 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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Well why did somebody send it to me if it's that old? Sheesh! Some people.
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Old 09-09-2017, 01:16 PM
 
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Wonder how got the producers to delete his segment? Anyway, maybe he's ashamed.
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Old 09-09-2017, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Sugarland
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I've heard about this before, but what's the big deal? He isn't the only one whose ancestors were slaveowners.
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