Reflecting On The Remake Of The Classic Miniseries Roots

Roots (credit: BaltimoreSun)June 10, 2016 – Segment 3

We host a panel of guests who reflect upon the remake of the classic miniseries Roots, now that the entire series has aired. With: Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Associate Professor of American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and co-editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana CommunitiesDr. Lester Spence, Center for Emerging Media Scholar-In-Residence, Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and author of Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics; and LaKeyma Pennyamon, senior at Morgan State University.