Photo by Oliver Bokelberg This contemporary dance production includes graffiti and art by muralist John Valadez. During the
"I stood in this cell and wept like a baby. I said, 'This is my Wailing Wall.'"
Star Malachi Kirby explains how actors in the miniseries felt dedicated to portraying black female resistance.
Encouragement from Forest Whitaker and LeVar Burton helped him nail the scene in the end.
The young Brit learned a lot while filming the History Channel remake of the original miniseries and hopes to pass on the wisdom.
I feel that some Black people push back on Roots 2016, saying we need more diverse Black stories other than slave or civil rights narratives as if we don't have any other type of stories being told. I completely agree that we do need more diverse stories, and more often, but there are other Black stories being told.
Let's be clear: The institution of slavery took thousands, if not millions, of Black lives. The institution of slavery is never to be lauded or celebrated. But the people who were enslaved? These people are nothing to be ashamed of.
In the past year, we have seen a welcome surge, prodded by new books on slavery, campus debates, and student protests, of new commitments by some universities and other institutions to confront the truth about their own histories, especially the ugly legacies of slavery and Native American genocide.
Now all these people who did this, I am sure have all died. So who will tell their story? Jews never separated themselves