Saturday, May 28, 2016
Arizona State University professor Matt Delmont has written a book about the original Roots and covers the aftermath of the series in a NYT op-ed. Bethonie Butler explores what the aftermath of the remake might be. The History channel has announced it is in the process of digitizing post-slavery documents to help families trace their ancestors. The remake is receiving mostly strong reviews, such as these from Alan Sepinwall, Daniel Fienberg, and James Poniewozik. Eric Deggans covers the remake.