Entertainment

March 6, 2014

new on DVD

In 1977, the miniseries “Roots” awakened the national conscience about the inhumanity of slavery during one of the most appalling periods in American history. The Oscar-nominated “12 Years a Slave” adds an exclamation point to that production through the true story of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), the New York State citizen – a free man – who was kidnapped and made to work on a plantation in New Orleans in the 1800s.

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