Alex Haley’s “Roots”: The 40th Anniversary
In January 1977, a miniseries aired on ABC, and it would essentially change the face of television.
“Roots,” based on Alex Haley’s novel “Roots: The Saga of an American Family,” won nine Emmy Awards, as well as a Golden Globe and a Peabody Award.
It tells the story of Kunta Kinte, an African adolescent who was brought to Colonial America and forced into slavery.
The story was based on what Haley claims to have discovered after conducting research to trace his ancestry.
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