Actress Zooey Deschanel + Her Abolitionist Ancestors

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New Girl leading comedic actress, Zooey Deschanel was recently on TLC’s reality show, Who Do You Think You Are?, and found the incredible history of her 5x great-grandparents’ daughter, Sarah Pownall, was a huge figure in the abolition movement as a Quaker and was active in the Underground Railroad. Watch the entire episode here:


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