LeVar Burton: The Magical Power of Storytelling



Can there be a more anguishing cruelty than stealing someone’s identity and erasing his history? Can there be a greater gift than teaching someone his identity and teaching the stories of his past and legacy? 

LeVar Burton, who is beloved for his roles as the host on PBS’s long-running Reading Rainbow and Geordi La Forge on Star Trek got his start when he was chosen in his first-ever professional audition for the starring role as Kunte Kinte in the 1977 award-winning television mini-series Roots. He sees his life as having been shaped by three other storytellers besides Alex Haley.

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