Today in 1977: The TV mini-series ”Roots,” based on the Alex Haley novel, begins airing on ABC.
The story followed an African sold into slavery, and his family’s history through emancipation. It won numerous awards and drew an enormous and broad-based audience. 85 percent of all Americans watched at least some part of the series.
It’s This Weekend’s Action Calendar!
Tomorrow is the free Winter Bash Art and Music Festival with painting, sculpture, photography, assemblage, video installation and more. Music performances by Medusa’s Beard, Crash the Lights, River Moon, Jibe John’s, along with dance, poetry and art demonstrations. This is tomorrow from 5 to 10pm at Evolution Arts Collective, 202 South Dickinson Street. For more info, email email@example.com or call Kim at 608-957-1249.
Tomorrow is Harvest of Hope Winter Farmers Market and Local Food Breakfast, hosted by the Churches Center for Land and People. A portion of the sales from each market and breakfast goes to the CCLP Harvest of Hope Emergency Fund to help family farmers in need. This is tomorrow from 9am to noon at St. Albert the Great, 2420 Saint Albert Drive in Sun Prairie. More info at cclpmidwest.org
Tomorrow, the Madison institute will host a Progressive Roundtable on “The Future of Public Education.” Topics include vouchers, financing, and the hostile work environment for teachers. This is tomorrow from 9:30 to 11:30am at Capitol Lakes, 333 West Main Street. Call Kelly at 608-438-4178 for more info.