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I watched "Roots" when I was fifteen years old, having absolutely *no* real-life experience to lend the series context - I lived in a sheltered, upper-middle class suburb, and had absolutely no exposure to any of this, except what I was taught in school. Having recently watched movies such as "Django Unchained," "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?" "Do the Right Thing," and "12 Years a Slave," I thought it was high time for *me* to do the right thing, and get back to the roots of all these movies - the original 1977 miniseries, which caused an incredible stir when it was released. It was hard
"Maya Angelou Painting Installed In National Portrait Gallery" by Katherine Faulders on abcnews.go.com I'm not sure why it's only only view through June 12th - that seems awfully brief all things considered. Tourists to DC will surely want to see this all summer long. If you're unfamiliar with Ross Rossin, take a look at his website. One great artist, paying tribute to another - it doesn't get much better than this.