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Library of Congress Highlights Epic Slavery Drama “Roots” During Black History Month

Library of Congress Highlights Epic Slavery Drama “Roots” During Black History Month

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The Library of Congress will “pay tribute to the African-American experience” (as the Library notes) in its February film series with screenings of Roots, the landmark miniseries that chronicles an African American family from 1750, through the post-Civil War South.

The FREE screenings (which are open to the public) will be shown in the plush Packard Campus theater in Culpeper, Va., during Black History Month.

Series schedule follows:

Thursday, Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m. “Roots”: Parts 1 & 2;

Thursday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m. “Roots”: Parts 3, 4 & 5;

Thursday, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m. “Roots”: Parts 6 & 7;

Thursday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. “Roots”: Part 8

For further information on the theater and film series, visit www.loc.gov/avconservation/theater/.

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