Tony Award Winner Ben Vereen Coming To Tuskegee University To Talk About ‘Roots’

| February 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am

By Alec Harvey

When Ben Vereen took the role of “Chicken George” Moore in the landmark 1977 television miniseries “Roots,” he knew he was part of something special from the start.

“We knew we were doing something very important, and we wanted to be authentic in our presentation,” he says of the eight-night adaptation of Alex Haley’s epic book that chronicled his family history beginning with Kunta Kinte, an 18th-century black man who was sold into slavery.

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