Tag Archives: 40th Anniversary of “Roots”

Friday Open Thread | “Roots” 40th Anniversary Week

TGIF, Everyone!

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Thursday Open Thread | “Roots” 40th Anniversary Week

How Roots Captivated an Entire Nation Memories from the Set of Roots | Oprah and the Legendary Cast of Roots | Oprah Winfrey Network Exclusive: Becoming Chicken George | Oprah and the Legendary Cast of Roots | Oprah Winfrey Network

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Wednesday Open Thread | “Roots” 40th Anniversary Week

Happy HUMP day, Everyone. Today’s feature: Kizzy (Leslie Uggams and and Missy Anne’s (Sandy Duncan) Kizzy (1790-1861) is the daughter of Kunta Kinte and Belle Waller. At sixteen, she was sold to another plantation and bore her new master’s son, … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | “Roots” 40th Anniversary Week

ROOTS WEEK CONTINUES… Roots “Kunta” The Ends Justify the Means Fiddler’s Philosophy What’s your name? Roots “Kunta” Must Be Free

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Monday Open Thread | “Roots” 40th Anniversary Week

This Week 3 Chics highlights the groundbreaking Mini series Roots. Last month marked the 4oth Anniversary of “Roots.” Based on the book, Roots: the Saga of an American Family, by Alex Haley. We’ll feature selected scenes from the movie. As … Continue reading

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