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Convocation: “Scripting American Identity: The Story of Alex Haley’s Roots”
October 25, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
What does it take to be a bona fide American? In 1977 Alex Haley’s Roots: The Saga of an American Family took the nation by storm in its novel presentation of US history, race, and nationalism. In this interactive presentation, we’ll unpack how Haley’s legacy has shaped discussions of identity politics—then and now. Speaker: Richard Newton