These Americans were located and assembled for this event by the staff at Ancestry. They are of course re-enacting the iconic painting by John Trumbull.
"When you see the new picture, the new image, it's a picture of diverse people. Black, white, Hispanic, Native American -- a little bit of everything -- Asian, and that's more of a representation of this country," said Shannon Lanier, the sixth great-grandson of President Thomas Jefferson.More information at CBS News, which featured this story in more detail on tonight's national broadcast.
Andrea Livingston is half Filipino. She recently learned she's the eighth great granddaughter of Philip Livingston.