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Roots author Alex Haley on the horror of slavery, 1977: CBC Archives | CBC



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Alex Haley is the author of Roots, a best selling novel which was adapted into a hugely popular TV mini-series in 1977. It tells the story of a young African who is captured and sold into slavery in America. In this clip, Haley talks about recreating the trip a slave took and how it nearly brought him to suicide. For more classic clips, go to http://www.cbc.ca/archives Subscribe: http://bit.ly/CBCSubscribe Watch CBC: http://bit.ly/CBCFullShows About CBC: Welcome to the official YouTube channel for CBC, Canada’s public broadcaster. CBC is dedicated to creating content with original voices that inspire and entertain. Watch sneak peeks and trailers, behind the scenes footage, original web series, digital-exclusives and more. Connect with CBC Online: Twitter: http://bit.ly/CBCTwitter Facebook: http://bit.ly/CBCFacebook Instagram: http://bit.ly/CBCInstagram Roots author Alex Haley on the horror of slavery, 1977: CBC Archives | CBC https://www.youtube.com/user/CBCTV


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