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Monday, March 27, 2017

Roots 40th Anniversary Celebration announcement

Academy Award Winner Louis Gossett, Jr., who played Fiddler in Roots, will be at the event. 
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THE NON-TELEVISED 40th Anniversary of Roots Celebration
will take place SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 2017.

TONY SCO OF KBLX DREAM TEAM will be the Host. Attendees will include original cast members Louis Gossett Jr. and Lawrence Hilton Jacobs, new cast members Mario Van Peebles (Director), Mandela Van Peebles, Mark Wolper (Executive Producer), Celebrity Guest Panelist Danny Glover and more.

The Non-Televised 40th Anniversary Celebration of the TV Miniseries “Roots” will take place on Saturday, April 8 at the Scottish Rite Center.  The celebration will include a fireside chat of cast members from the original and new TV miniseries for Roots as well as celebrity guest and ancestry experts.  Questions about the impact of “Roots” and select questions from the public will be discussed.  23 & Me will also be on the panel and will include the value of tracing one’s roots.  The fireside chat will be immediately followed by the ceremony awards from the Oakland International Film Festival participants and live musical performances.

Presented by the Oakland Film Society and Oakland Council Member Lynette Gibson-McElhaney and Hosted by Tony Scouville of the KBLX Dream Team

Friday, April 7
Oakland City Hall
1 Frank H, Oakland, CA 94612

Saturday, April 8
Scottish Rite Center
1547 Lakeview Dr., Oakland, CA

For more information, contact Global Wire Services

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