Roots the Miniseries - 1977


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I just finished watching this miniseries and the follow up of it. I found it interesting viewing as it highlighted what African Americans faced in the history of this Nation. That being said I did some research on this work, Alex Haley had taken a thrashing from critics because he had presented this work as his family history rather than a work of historical fiction.

Some of my own criticism of the miniseries is that the music at times didn't fit the seriousness of the storyline. Some of the music sounded more like something you would hear in a 1960's sitcom like the Andy Griffith show.