When the NBC show Who Do You Think You Are wanted to trace cooking-show queen Paula Deens heritage, producers turned to a pair of Georgia College State University history professors.
What they learned about Deens family history airs Friday night at 8 on the programs season finale.
According to a Georgia College news release, Deen uncovers a profound past.
The whole process is a great adventure, Wilson says.
My colleague and Civil War Era historian, Dr. Shelden, met with Ms. Deen, who was absolutely delightful to work with. Ms. Deen connected with her great-great-great-grandfather, John Batts, a substantial cotton planter of Lee County. Batts served in the Legislature in the late 1850s and early