Story | Feb 13, 2015 | 4:43 PM
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Column | Feb 16, 2015 | 4:00 AMAs a handsome period miniseries, "The Book of Negroes," which premieres Monday on BET and continues through Wednesday, is a first for a network whose original offerings have often seemed something less than ambitious. That the miniseries is Canadian-made, based on a novel by African Canadian author Lawrence Hill, who co-wrote the screenplay with Jamaican-born Canadian director Clement Virgo, is noteworthy but does not diminish the moment. What would PBS be without the BBC?
Story | Feb 13, 2015 | 11:24 AM
"The Book of Negroes" tells the story of an 11-year-old girl kidnapped from West Africa in the 18th century who became a slave on a South Carolina plantation, an activist in New York City and a recipient of a harsh brand of freedom in Halifax before...
Story | Feb 6, 2015 | 12:30 PM
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