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The Roots Revolution
By Angela Walton-Raji
THE NATION was transformed 25 years ago. For the first time, most of the nation stopped. For eight consecutive nights, regular activity ceased and millions took a look at the most taboo of subjects in American history - slavery - with the airing of the television miniseries Roots.
From that episodic event, the story of an American family took hold in the hearts and minds of a nation, and 25 years later its impact is still felt. The telling of the story of a humble family from the West African village of Juffure more than 240 years ago began a new era of discussion, self-reflection, family study, ethnic identity and American culture. The nation was transfixed, held its breath and changed.
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