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Roots / Virginia #47363

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 02, 1977
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(Studio) Residents of Spotsylvania Cnty., Virginia, become more aware of area's history of slavery.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Spotsylvania Cnty., Virginia) Reaction here mixed. Richard Young and family say it's rekindling of sense of history; Young takes reporter on tour of old Goodloe plantation. [YOUNG - describes slave jail on plantation.] Judge Nelson Waller is descendant of owners of Kunta Kinte; has reservations on portrayal of owners, but no resentment. [WALLER - says he didn't get angry at story; has respect for author Haley.] Former slave and white entrances at Bethany Baptist Church noted. Black history class at Spotsylvania Junior high school noted. [GIRL - says it made her mad to see blacks treated as they were by whites because she feels she's as good as any white.] [BOY - says slavery is wrong.] [2nd BOY - says it made him mad at whites of time.] [1st BOY - says it's hard to imagine ancestors would really do this.]
REPORTER: Jim Kincaid

Kincaid, Jim;
Walters, Barbara

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