Roots Returns for the Black Lives Matter Generation – Daily Beast

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Several members of the original cast, including Cicely Tyson, voiced their displeasure with the idea. It was met with outrage online, shouted through various social media megaphones. The original series, based off Alex Haley’s landmark novel, changed history. At the time, and for years after, it was the most watched television event ever. It received 37 Emmy nominations and won nine. Four decades later, Roots is still legend.

Roots Returns for the Black Lives Matter Generation – Daily Beast