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Isaiah Washington: Discovering African roots

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  • American actor found his roots in Sierra Leone and a deep connection to its people
  • Helping others in Sierra Leone has helped Washington's personal life as well
  • Took DNA test in 1995, but had little knowledge of country before test result
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(CNN) -- American actor Isaiah Washington discovered he had roots in Sierra Leone and took dual citizenship. CNN explores one man's journey of discovery and his impact on a country with a troubled recent history.

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