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TCA 2015: BET takes on epic miniseries with 'Book of Negroes
TCA 2015: BET takes on epic miniseries with 'Book of Negroes

BET's upcoming miniseries "Book of Negroes" is set during the same tumultuous American era as "Roots" and as last year's Oscar-winning "12 Years a Slave." Although the story contains depictions of atrocities, it is at its heart a tale of triumph. "It's a very painful history, but this is about a woman's life and shows her persevering," said author Lawrence Hill, who wrote the book that is the basis for the miniseries. "At its core is showing the bravery of the human experience." The story revolves around Aminata Diallo, who is kidnapped from Africa as a child and sold as a slave in South Carolina. Fleeing to Canada...

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