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Roots (1977)


A saga of African-American life, based on Alex Haley's family history. Kunta Kinte is abducted from his African village, sold into slavery, and taken to America. He makes several escape attempts...

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GenreDrama, History, War Number of episodes 13 Latest available episode Cast and crewJames Earl Jones, Edward Asner, Lloyd Bridges, LeVar Burton, Scatman Crothers, Brad Davis, Yvonne De Carlo, Louis Gossett Jr., Lorne Greene, George Hamilton, Brion James, Yaphet Kotto, Robert Reed, O.J. Simpson, Cicely Tyson, Richard Farnsworth, Lynn Stalmaster, Todd Bridges, Gary Collins, Quincy Jones, Show All
Full description A saga of African-American life, based on Alex Haley's family history. Kunta Kinte is abducted from his African village, sold into slavery, and taken to America. He makes several escape attempts until he is finally caught and maimed. He marries Bell, his plantation's cook, and they have a daughter, Kizzy, who is eventually sold away from them. Kizzy has a son by her new master, and the boy grows up to become Chicken George, a legendary cock fighter who leads his family into freedom. Throughout the series, the family observes notable events in U.S. history, such as the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, slave uprisings, and emancipation.

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