Roots

Roots

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From Alex Haley's Pulitzer Prize-winning book comes the stirring, sweeping saga of his unforgettable family and its struggle over many generations to survive slavery and regain freedom - Roots. In 1750, slave traders abduct the proud African warrior Kunta Kinte (LeVar Burton) and a new American story begins. Forged in blood, sweat and tears, a dream of freedom sustains Kunta and his descendants through more than a century of hardship and oppression. Cicely Tyson, Edward Asner, John Amos, Louis Gossett, Jr., Lloyd Bridges, Leslie Uggams, Ben Vereen and O.J. Simpson costar in this historical epic. Providing eloquent witness to the indomitable human spirit, this internationally acclaimed series reveals untold cultural riches to all humanity from one man's personal treasure, his Roots."

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From Alex Haley's Pulitzer Prize-winning book comes the stirring, sweeping saga of his unforgettable family and its struggle over many generations to survive slavery and regain freedom - Roots.

Part I
1. Part I

1750: Kunta Kinte, born in the Gambia, West Africa, is kidnapped upon his return...

Part II
2. Part II

1767: After a harrowing three-month crossing, Kunta is put up for auction. He go...

Part III
3. Part III

1776: Still driven by his memories as a Mandinka warrior, Kunta (now renamed Tob...

Part IV
4. Part IV

1780: Kunta happily marries Bell but sadly his long-time friend Fiddler dies. Ku...

Part V
5. Part V

1806: A teenage Kizzy, well-versed in Mandinka history and able to read and writ...

Part VI
6. Part VI

1824: Kizzy's son becomes skilled at cock-fighting earning him the name "Chicken...

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