Alex Haley VS An American Neo-Nazi

A twitter link on Alex Haley’s response to the racist George Lincoln Rockwell, founder of the American Nazi party, got me thinking that that would be an interesting movie.

And then I learned that it was already done, with James Earl Jones as Alex Haley and Marlon Brando as George Lincoln Rockwell in the concluding chapter of Roots: The Next Generations.

It’s excellent as a standalone video, but it also works pretty well in the context of the seventh episode of the mini-series, which has depicted generations of racism after slavery (the mini-series itself was a follow-up to the original Roots, which depicted the horrors of slavery.)  The final episode is thus closer to the present day, showing an encounter between the descendant of the people depicted in Roots and the embodiment of then-contemporary racism.

About Thomas Mets

I’m a comic book fan, wannabe writer, politics buff and New Yorker. I don’t actually follow baseball. In the Estonian language, “Mets” simply means forest, or lousy sports team. You can email me at mistermets@gmail.com
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