Library of Congress Highlights Epic Slavery Drama “Roots” During Black History Month

by Tambay A. Obenson
January 31, 2012 11:18 AM
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The Library of Congress will "pay tribute to the African-American experience" (as the Library notes) in its February film series with screenings of Roots, the landmark miniseries that chronicles an African American family from 1750, through the post-Civil War South.

The FREE screenings (which are open to the public) will be shown in the plush Packard Campus theater in Culpeper, Va., during Black History Month.

Series schedule follows:

Thursday, Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m. "Roots": Parts 1 & 2;

Thursday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m. "Roots": Parts 3, 4 & 5;

Thursday, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m. "Roots": Parts 6 & 7;

Thursday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. "Roots": Part 8

For further information on the theater and film series, visit

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  • urbanauteur | February 1, 2012 9:15 PMReply

    Roots will remain relevent under certain conditions, stopping the tide of retrenchment in [All] education, like in good ole` boy Texas, where these so-call educators are systematically [ERASING(author-percival everett was`nt lying afterall) our collective History-Slavery,Contributions to Society etc.. Mark Twain/text books are being perform by a exorcism b/c of his nigger reference in his books-huck finn etc..] these reactionary's are hell bent on perserving the union and its western canon's omnipresence or should i say? keeping OUR Gas Masks ready for this continued BUSH/REAGON/OBAMA era Miasma?

  • Donella | February 1, 2012 1:57 PMReply

    This is a classic and has become the definitive movie on the North American slave experience. No wonder it continues to remain relevant amid later movies on slavery.

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