The ROOTS screening scheduled for April 27th at Granville M. Sawyer Auditorium has been postponed to a later date in May out of respect for the Houston community and the devastation that was caused by the floods.

Urban Swank has partnered with HISTORY and A + E studios for an advance preview of the very first episode of ROOTS (reimagined). This historical event will take place at Texas Southern University on April 27th at 6 p.m. and will be moderated by BET’s Jeff Johnson, followed by a Q&A with special guest panelists!

Airing four consecutive nights on HISTORY® beginning on Memorial Day, “ROOTS” is a historical portrait of American slavery recounting the journey of one family’s will to survive, endure and ultimately carry on their legacy despite enormous hardship and inhumanity. Spanning multiple generations, the lineage begins with young Kunta Kinte, who is captured in his homeland of The Gambia and transported in brutal conditions to colonial America, where he’s sold into slavery. Throughout the series, the family continues to face adversity while bearing witness and contributing to notable events in U.S. history, including the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, slave uprisings and eventual emancipation. The story of Kunta Kinte and the women and men who came after him echoes through the history of millions of Americans of African descent, and reveals powerful truths about the universal resilience of the human spirit.

The story of Kunta Kinte and the women and men who came after him echoes through the history of millions of Americans of African descent, and reveals powerful truths about the universal resilience of the human spirit.

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