The article I wrote for The Nerdy Girl Express.
I was 11 years old when the original miniseries Roots premiered on ABC back in 1976. I remember the profound impact it had. In the days before social media, thoughts were shared in person regarding the feelings stirred when watching it. I remember the conversations of my teachers and classmates. But more importantly what my mom’s response. When I asked her about Roots, she quite simply said it was the story of a family’s struggle and their pride for who they were.
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