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02:20 — Historians talk about our changing understanding of the horrors of the slave trade's "middle passage" from Africa to America.
02:48 — The slave auction was the epitome of the system's dehumanization.
02:22 — Historians and experts discuss the importance of the family unit in the lives of enslaved people.
02:46 — Under threat of punishment, enslaved families found small ways to rebel against an oppressive system.
05:49 — Steve gives Oprah, a brick from the Harpo building, inscribed with a saying by Maya Angelou!
02:28 — At a memorial service for poet Maya Angelou, First Lady Michelle Obama said Angelou's writings first inspired her as a young woman and still give her (more…)
01:24 — Famed poet Dr. Maya Angelou penned a poem to honor the life and legacy of the late Nelson Mandela.
02:51 — Watch the full recap of Roots at the White House.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers explains how his character Tom Lea uses his own son to climb the social ladder of the slave-owning aristocracy of the South.
Anna Paquin describes her character Nancy Holt and reflects on the role of women in the series.
01:00 — Watch an exclusive trailer for the epic 4-part miniseries.
01:00 — Go behind-the-scenes and find out more about the highly anticipated miniseries.
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- Birth Name: Marguerite Ann Johnson
- Birth Place: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
- Died: May 28, 2014
- Profession: Author, Poet, Professor, Actor, Dancer, Director
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