Uplift Friday: (video) Roots… Behold, The Only Thing Greater Than Yourself

To me, this is THE MOST FAMOUS scene in the Roots miniseries. I didn’t get it when I was younger. I thought Kunta Kinte was talking to himself and saying his daugther Kizzy was greater than him. It was years later when I realized he was holding Kizzy upward speaking to her. Kinte was telling her that the Creator was the only power greater than she was. This truth knocked me down and I love the image of this Black Father instilling knowledge in his child from the very beginning.