Top 12 films that dared to tackle slavery

Top 12 films that dared to tackle slavery


The screen adaptation of Alex Haley’s biography about his family’s rise from slavery to eventual liberation was a major landmark television event when it aired over several episodes in 1977. It Featuring an all-star cast of black Hollywood icons, including LeVar Burton (Kunta Kinte), Ben Vereen (Chicken George), Lou Gossett Jr. (Fiddler) and Leslie Uggams (Kizzy) the major television series took us on a journey of Africans sold into bondage.

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