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Alondra Nelson

Beyond 'Roots'

By Alondra Nelson
February 10, 2006

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NEARLY THREE decades after Alex Haley's book ''Roots" aired as a television miniseries and sparked a national conversation about race, we are seeing a new cultural moment as the result of Henry Louis ''Skip" Gates's PBS series ''African American Lives." But this time, the conversation has a new twist in the form of the double helix. (Full article: 719 words)

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