“View” host Sunny Hostin stunned to learn her ancestor was a slaveholder

Source: Fox News

“‘The View’ host Sunny Hostin was shocked to discover her family’s hidden history in a new episode of the PBS documentary show ‘Finding Your Roots.’ The documentary show researches prominent figures’ family histories through historical records and DNA testing. On Tuesday’s episode, show host Henry Louis Gates Jr. revealed one of Hostin’s ancestors on her maternal side was likely involved in the slave trade in colonial Spain. Her third great-grandfather also ‘owned at least one human being,’ he said. Hostin, whose mother is Puerto Rican and father is [b]lack, confessed the revelation left her ‘in shock’. ‘Wow, I’m a little bit in shock. I just always thought of myself as half Puerto Rican. I didn’t think my family was originally from Spain and slaveholders,’ she said. Hostin shared that her husband Manny’s family is also from Spain, so they have that in common.” (02/08/24)