Roots, January 23 – 30, 1977

Roots is the dramatic television event that truly changed America. Overnight, a national dialog was created regarding the historical treatment of African Americans, and America had to face, head-on, the horrible truth about the American past and their ancestors. ABC’s nervousness about the miniseries Roots was essentially financial. Suspecting the series would bomb and displace […]

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I Have a Dream, August 28, 1963

In the early 1960’s, Martin Luther King endured numerous arrests. By the early 1960’s, he had been stoned and attacked by assailants in public and his home bombed by white supremist. In the early 1960’s, the U.S. government and the FBI’s J. Edgar Hoover labeled him a leftist, a womanizer, then placed him under surveillance. […]

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