[Discussion on Alex Haley’s Roots] (audio)

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


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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.

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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.


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