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Reddit Q&A on Roots and American Slavery


This week’s reboot of the miniseries Roots on History may leave you with more questions than answers. Fortunately, today the Organization of American Historians is hosting an AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) on Roots and the history behind it on’s AskHistorians forum. It features historians Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Daina Berry, Jessica Millward, and Kellie Carter Jackson.

Unfamiliar with AskHistorians? It’s a global community of nearly a half-million users and subscribers who gather to discuss and learn about history in a serious way. For more information, check out the American Historical Association’s piece on the community in the February 2016 issue of Perspectives.