Roots (TV mini-series)

On this day thirty-four years ago, the TV mini-series based on Alex Haley’s Roots: The Saga of an American Family premiered. Haley’s 1976 work traced his paternal line to Gambia. Both the book and the mini-series inspired people to research their own roots – studying genealogy.

A special thanks to Shauna Hicks for retweeting this into my time line.