"The documentary feature, Kunta Kinteh Island: Coming Home Without Shackles is a powerful intersection of African and American history.” –Marc Morial, President & CEO, National Urban League
National Urban League partners with award-winning producer, composer and director Elvin Ross with the promotion of his epic documentary film, Kunta Kinteh Island: Coming Home Without Shackles, as a celebration of the 35th Anniversary of the ABC-TV series Roots. In the documentary which features Roots cast member Ben Vereen, Ross chronicles the story of the legendary Kunta Kinteh and the process of renaming James Island to Kunta Kinteh Island, in honor of his legacy. Kunta Kinteh Island symbolizes the pride, strength, and rich cultural heritage of African and African-American people. We invite you to view the trailer, attend a local screening, and share this amazing documentary with your social network.
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6363 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118
Greater St. Stephens FGBC
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Morehouse College- BOA Auditorium in the Massey Building
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Morning Star Baptist Church
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Wayne State University
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