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        Opportunity Beckoned in the New World | Faces of America

        In this video from Faces of America, historian Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and comedian Stephen Colbert discuss Colbert's German ancestor, Hans Diebold Ledderman, and the reasons he and his family emigrated from Germany to Pennsylvania in the early 18th century. Gates points out the discrimination early immigrants faced—specifically Germans--in the 18th century.

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