Title

[Discussion on Alex Haley’s Roots]

Original Title

(After 5 minutes of Bill Jones). Discussion following David Shannon presentation

Authors

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Collection

Society for the Study of Black Religion Collection

Document Type

Audio

Date Information

1978

Playing Time

00:22:33

Abstract

In this audio several participants giving comments on a presentation centered on Alex Haley’s mini-series Roots. The origins of the spirituals and the blues are discussed. The mini-series Roots as a genealogy is also discussed.

File Name

auc.120.b02t05.19780000.aud0005

Comments

00:00:05 Audio begins with an unidentified man discussing the theology of Jews and the origins of the blues and spirituals.

00:02:34 Dr. Boykin Sanders talks about how Jews rewrote the Old Testament.

00:08:29 Unidentified man talks about Roots as a genealogy.

00:13:48 Unidentified man discusses TV ratings, Jessie Jackson and religion and politics.

00:21:34 Unidentified man expresses thanks to those in attendance.

00:22:33 Audio ends.

Acknowledgements

The Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library acknowledges the generous support of the National Endowment for Humanities - Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Implementation Project Grant in supporting the processing and digitization of a number of its major archival collections as part of the project: Spreading the Word: Expanding Access to African American Religious Archival Collections at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library.

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