This writer has a great perspective.

When I told my friends that the History Channel was doing a remake of Alex Haley’s Roots (premiering on Monday, May 30), I heard a lot of groans. “Do we really need another film about slavery?” my friends said. In a word: yes. 40 years since Roots debuted, most of my students have never seen…

via The Roots remake is a reminder that yes, America needs more movies about slavery — Quartz

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