The following was written by Roots Television:
In Search of Our Roots Og is thrilled to announce that you have an opportunity to win an autographed copy of the just released, In Search of Our Roots by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.!
In the book, Gates recreates the quest to uncover the family trees of African-American celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey and Quincy Jones, as featured in the PBS series, African American Lives.
From the publisher:
In Search of Our Roots is a book of revelatory importance that, for the first time, brings to light the lives of ordinary men and women who, by courageous example, blazed a path for their famous descendants. For a reader, there is the stirring pleasure of witnessing long-forgotten struggles and triumphs–but there's an enduring reward as well. In accompanying the nineteen contemporary achievers on their journey into the past and meeting their remarkable forebears, we come to know ourselves.
ENTER TO WIN
All you need to do to enter is submit a comment on the blog post at http://rootstelevision.typepad.com/ogblog/2009/02/in-search-of-our-roots-contest.html. Tell us why you want to win the book, reasons you love RootsTelevision, or anything you're inspired to write! Entries will be accepted until midnight on February 28. Only one entry per person and per e-mail address, please.
The winner will be announced on this blog on March 9, so be sure to check back or subscribe to the feed so you don't miss out!