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Critical Essay by Sandra Rattley

SOURCE: Rattley, Sandra. “The Impact of Roots: Real or Imagined?” Africa Report 22, no. 3 (May/June 1977): 12-6.

In the following essay, Rattley questions the premise that Haley's book and widely-acclaimed mini-series will have a significant impact on civil rights and issues of equality in the United States.

Time magazine of February 14, 1977 said, and we quote:

In Chicago, they were talking about “Haley's comet.” … In New York, Executive Director Vernon Jordan of the National Urban League called it “the single most spectacular educational experience in race relations in America.”

Again in the words of Time:

What they were talking about was ABC's epic dramatization of Alex Haley's book Roots. For eight consecutive nights, tens of millions of Americans were...

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