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JHU alum's book 'The Book of Negroes' is coming to BET as miniseries
JHU alum's book 'The Book of Negroes' is coming to BET as miniseries

"The Book of Negroes," based on the award-winning novel from Johns Hopkins University alum Lawrence Hill, has been made into a television mini-series to be shown later this month on BET. American actor Aunjanue Ellis plays the main character, Aminata Diallo, an escaped slave seeking her freedom. While Hill's novel is a work of fiction, a "Book of Negroes" actually does exist -- it records the names of some 3,000 slaves who escaped to the British lines during the American Revolution and were later re-settled in Nova Scotia and other parts of Canada. Others in the cast include Oscar winners Cuba Gooding Jr. and Louis Gossett Jr., as well as Lyriq Bent and Ben...

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