Marking The 40th Anniversary Of ROOTS

Tuesday 28th March 2017 - 6.30pm - 9.30pm

In 1977, the miniseries Roots became the most-watched television program of all time.

Coming soon: BBC Four has acquired the UK premiere of Emmy nominated, four-part series Roots (reboot starring Lawrence Fishburne) from A+E Networks.

Paul Crooks, the author of Ancestors, traced his family back 6 generations to Ami Djaba who was living in the Krobo Mountain, Ghana. Paul’s acclaimed novel and appearance on Who Do You Think You Are? (Moira Stuart) inspired a generation to start exploring Black and British ancestry.

Paul will be marking The 40th Anniversary Of ROOTS miniseries. He will talk about how ROOTs inspired his book and his journey to find his family history as a case study.

Booking is essential. You are advised to book your ticket early as venue space is limited.

 

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