Monday, November 9, 2015

Roots revisited

I recently watched Roots from start to finish for the first time since 1977, when I was 11 years old. I remember watching it with my parents when it came on television, and going to school stunned. I couldn't look at the world the same way after that.

The impact of the television series has stayed with me all these years. Nevertheless, seeing it decades later was like watching it for the first time. I noticed things I didn't remember, subtle things.

I've had time to learn and reflect and live, and I now know how my family fits into a horrific chapter of American history. 

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