“Movie Gal” Brittany McCarthy attends an inclusive viewing of The Book of Negroes.
The Book of Negroes started as a book that captured the essence of a women named Aminata who was kidnapped in Africa as a child to be become a slave in America. It tells the story of her life: how she left South Carolina, migrated to New York City, became free woman and made her way back to her homeland, Africa. Aminata spoke three languages (two African languages and English); she could also read and write. Played by Aunjanue Ellis, the talented actress brings the horror — and the hope of Aminata, and many slaves, to light.
The mini-series, which runs over the next three nights, is a dramatic experience filled with action, romance, lust, abduction and betrayal. Author Lawrence Hill and director Clement Virgo describe this movie as the “2015 generation of ROOTS.” It’s an experience that should not be missed.
The Book of Negroes starts Monday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m.
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