Thursday, May 17, 2007

This Mahree Bok mystery was easier to solve

Actually, it's unclear whether this scene was based in reality.

In the movie Color of Friendship, Mahree Bok was reading a book. It is toward the beginning, and Piper's father comes in and he says that that book that she was reading showed white people how bad slavery really was. Does anyone remember what that book was called? or who it was by? it was a fat book. it wasn't the book she had to read for school, it was a different book "the best book in the house."

The answer?

The book is called "ROOTS" by Alex Haley. Any library worth its sale should have a copy. "Roots" has a sequel and was made into a movie in the late 70s/early 80s.

Technically it was a miniseries, not a movie, but close enough.

As to whether Ron Dellums really believed that "Roots" was the best book in his house, I can't tell. To my knowledge, Dellums has never spoken about Haley.


Sphere: Related Content