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July 9, 2008

the first word that should come to mind is epic.the twelve hour-long story traces alex haley’s family line starting with his first ancestor in captivity, kunta kinte, kidnapped in west africa and taken to maryland.

recurring themes:

the power of faith in allah

the difficulty in justifying racial hierarchy

the power of education; roots often appeals to the liberation and creativity that education, specifically literacy, fosters in young blacks.

roots family tree

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    July 12, 2008 21:09

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