The Roots remake is a reminder that yes, America needs more movies about slavery — Quartz

When I told my friends that the History Channel was doing a remake of Alex Haley’s Roots (premiering on Monday, May 30), I heard a lot of groans. “Do we really need another film about slavery?” my friends said. In a word: yes. 40 years since Roots debuted, most of my students have never seen…

via The Roots remake is a reminder that yes, America needs more movies about slavery — Quartz