Black History Month Film: 'Roots'

Bellevue (William O. Lockridge) Library

Black History Month Film: 'Roots'

rootsJoin us for a 5-day showing of the television epic Roots, Monday, Feb. 11 through Friday, Fab. 15.

Follow an African American family’s journey from an African village through American history to the emancipation of slaves. Based on Alex Haley’s family history, this film follows Kunta Kinte from his abduction from his village, his eventual slavery and transport to America, and on to his marriage and the birth of his daughter Kizzy.

Along the way the family observes all of the notable events in U.S history, including the Revolutionary and Civil wars, slave uprisings and the eventual freeing of the slaves. This powerful drama will leave your audience talking long it has ended.

Directed by Marvin J Chomsky and John Erman.

The film will be shown every day from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Adults only.