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01/23/2006

Upcoming ETV Documentary to Help Reclaim Past

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 Winthrop will host a preview reception on Jan. 26 for ETV's upcoming documentary "African American Lives."
 Participants can view a clip of the four-part series to be aired Feb. 1 and 8 at 9 p.m.

ROCK HILL, S.C. - Winthrop University will host one of four preview receptions this week showcasing an upcoming ETV show "African American Lives."

A four-part series airing on two nights, "African American Lives" can be seen on Wednesdays, Feb. 1 and 8 at 9 p.m. It is the first television series to explore black roots in both America and Africa using DNA science. During the four-part series, Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, astronaut Mae Jemison, Dr. Ben Carson and Quincy Jones are among those who discover their personal links to Africa.

The Winthrop event will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, in the Dinkins Student Center auditorium. Organizer Frank Ardaiolo, Winthrop’s vice president for student life, said participants will be treated to a clip from the upcoming series and have a chance to discuss the issues it provokes. The free receptions are co-hosted by the West Africa Council of South Carolina, ETV and other regionally based organizations. 

The West Africa Council of South Carolina is dedicated to strengthening business, educational, cultural and social connections between the people of South Carolina and the people of West Africa. 

Other receptions are set for Jan. 24 in Columbia, Jan. 27 in Greenville and Jan. 30 in Charleston.

For more information, contact Ardaiolo at 803/323-2251.


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