Minorda 920 i disagree,to most but i respect ur post as others here.
I want to say what i most disagree on is a SITF(slap in the face) to his beautiful mother
Bertha Palmer-Haley RIP.
He was so madly in love with her,we seen this from day one,or her first asking him out.
lol to the college/church picnic thing. He was so crazy about her,however as i read by ALEX HALEY son William,"how at the time Bertha was ill,left SIMON"in shock devastated"the family all knew,how HARD SIMON TOOK THIS,for'months into YEARS
but he also needed to raise all them children on his own,became easier with a woman."
So he re-married,as bertha would want a good woman around the kids,and to keep simon happy.Who wouldn't.I love how the love story between ALEX parents,Bertha and Simon was,as his son say,"accurately portrayed"each part he said in an interview...
I do agree, at first he was hard on alex,we know that,we SEEN that and the family voiced how this part was 100% true,but later both became quite close and that was a beautiful thing.He wanted LAZY-BOY ALEX to become more astute,prudent,and educated/more into finding his own way as SIMON has clearly successfully done,
as a young man,and as he got older,so i respect that. because alex even admit this,
in a rare tv interviews"he was lazy at first" and sure was not a "Go-Getter,self starter as his dad SIMON was,and we SEEN HOW GREAT SIMON WAS so eager,focus,steadfast
by ALL MEANS,to ACHIEVE in life,as a leader,and to "teach others,to do the same."
Alex Haley mentioned about his "relationship with father" also how he really did push
him and he was finally able to "understand why as any GOOD father will do involving the daughters,and sons a man has had in life."Alex said,"i respect my father the more he was getting older,and finally had found his way." Thus creating ROOTS and his books etc
et;al.,so i am glad to know this,as my father mom seen LIVE interview during 80s or early 90s and then i seen it. May they all RIP in heaven.LOVE THIS MOVIE SO MUCH.
LOVE this movie!
Love ROOTS(the next generation,starring:
Ms.Irene Cara,Dorian Harewood.
~ Simon and Bertha Palmer,"introduce us to Alexander Palmer Haley." ~