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Roots and the Perils of African American Television Drama in a Global World

Timothy Havens

in Black Television Travels: African American Media around the Globe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737200
eISBN:
9780814759448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737200.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter looks at the miniseries Roots (1977), which became a worldwide sensation. The show's portrayals of blackness, particularly black masculinity, draws on black nationalist and Black Power ... More


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