Black Twitter's #RootsSyllabus is required reading

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| May 31 2016,

05:09 am


Monday night, History premiered the first installment of Roots. It's a reboot and retelling of Alex Haley's novel of the same name. The original miniseries aired in 1977, and was an honest depiction of life before, during and after slavery

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The 2016 version has left viewers wanting more. Not just from the series, but from that part of history. Shortly after last night's episode aired, #RootsSyllabus started trending on Twitter

There was a call to action.

Some people already had their list ready!

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For those interested in learning about the Middle Passage.

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Slave narratives offer insight into our ancestors' day-to-day lives.

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Follow the money and break down the slave economy.

Get a detailed look at slavery from a woman's point-of-view.

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Don't stop here. Keep reading!

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