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    American Airlines Pairs With African Ancestry, Inc., to Help Executive Trace African Roots

    WHAT:   Dr. Rick Kittles of African Ancestry, Inc., will reveal the ancestral roots of a DNA test to discover the ancestral heritage of American Eagle Airlines Vice President Lillian Dukes 

    WHEN:   Feb. 22, 2008  10:50 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  Media-only reveal with interview opportunity         
    11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.      Employee assembly, media welcome 

    WHERE:  AMR Headquarters - Building 1     
    4333 Amon Carter Boulevard       
    Ft. Worth, TX 76155 

    WHO:    Dr. Rick Kittles, Co-founder /Scientific Director-African Ancestry, Inc. 

    BACKGROUND:

    Lillian Dukes, Vice President of Technical Services for American Eagle Airlines, will receive the results of a DNA test to discover her African ancestry. The results will be revealed live and will include a consultation with Dr. Rick Kittles, Scientific Director-African Ancestry, that may go as far as revealing her tribal heritage as well. African Ancestry, Inc. (http://www.africanancestry.com/), is a leading, DNA-based ancestry testing firm. Over 50,000 people -- including several celebrities and leaders such as Oprah Winfrey, Oscar® winner Forrest Whitaker, and former U.S. United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young -- now know WHERE in Africa people with whom they share genetic ancestry are found today, thanks to African Ancestry.

    PHOTO AND VIDEO OPPORTUNITY: Still and broadcast photo opportunities are available prior to, during and immediately following the session. For special arrangements, please contact Teisha-Vonique Hood at 972-331-2661.

    MEDIA CONTACT: Teisha-Vonique Hood, Office: 972-331-2661, Cell: 469-767-8600

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    SOURCE: American Airlines

    Web site: http://www.aa.com/
    http://www.africanancestry.com/

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