Sunday, January 28, 2007

30th anniversary of mini-series "Roots"

Roots video container
The 30th anniversary of ABC's television mini-series Roots takes place this week. Originally airing January 23-30, 1977, it is based on Alex Haley's best-selling novel about his African ancestors and their enslavement in America.

If you haven't had an opportunity to read or see Roots, this may be a great time to check it out.

If you want to discover your own roots BPL can show you how to research your own family history. For help beginning family research on your own, take a look at BPL's genealogy guidelines and suggestions.

Additional links:
African American History and Cuture (requires a library card)
IMDb's overview of Roots
Museum of Broadcast Communications

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