Roots: The Complete Miniseries

Roots: The Complete Miniseries

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His name was Kunta Kinte. Kidnapped from Africa and enslaved in America in 1767, he refused to accept his slave name of Toby. Heirs kept his heroic defiance alive, whispering the name of Kunta Kinte from one generation to the next until it reached a young boy growing up in Tennessee. His name was Alex Haley. And he proclaimed Kunta Kinte's name to the world.
His name was Kunta Kinte. Kidnapped from Africa and enslaved in America in 1767, he refused to accept his slave name of Toby. Heirs kept his heroic defiance alive, whispering the name of Kunta Kinte from one generation to the next until it reached a young boy growing up in Tennessee. His name was Alex Haley. And he proclaimed Kunta Kinte's name to the world.

Season 1 (8 episodes)

  • 1. Episode 1

    Original air date: 01/23/1977 Runtime: 97:56 min.

    Original air date: 01/23/1977 Runtime: 97:56 min. His name was Kunta Kinte. Kidnapped from Africa and enslaved in America in 1767, he refused to accept his slave name of Toby.

  • 2. Episode 2

    Original air date: 01/24/1977 Runtime: 95:47 min.

    Original air date: 01/24/1977 Runtime: 95:47 min. Despite a violent rebellion, the slave ship Lord Ligonier completes its voyage and Kunta Kinte endures the indignity of an Annapolis slave auction.

  • 3. Episode 3

    Original air date: 01/25/1977 Runtime: 49:47 min.

    Original air date: 01/25/1977 Runtime: 49:47 min. In 1776, a nation fights for freedom...but not for all. Kunta Kinte escapes again and is crippled by slave catchers. He marries, gains a daughter and loses his long-time friend Fiddler.

  • 4. Episode 4

    Original air date: 01/26/1977 Runtime: 49:50 min.

    Original air date: 01/26/1977 Runtime: 49:50 min. At age 16, Kizzy is sold and bears her new master's son, who grows up to become fun-loving Chicken George.

  • 5. Episode 5

    Original air date: 01/27/1977 Runtime: 50:12 min.

    Original air date: 01/27/1977 Runtime: 50:12 min. Chicken George is sent to England as payment for his owner's gambling debt.

  • 6. Episode 6

    Original air date: 01/29/1977 Runtime: 98:32 min.

    Original air date: 01/29/1977 Runtime: 98:32 min. The Civil War is over but night riders terrorize ex-slaves. By marking his clients' horseshoes, Tom identifies the raiders but endangers his own life.

  • 7. Episode 7

    Original air date: 01/29/1977 Runtime: 49:51 min.

    Original air date: 01/29/1977 Runtime: 49:51 min. Chicken George's world is suddenly turned upside down when paranoia sets in around the county after a renegade slave named Nat Turner goes on a killing spree.

  • 8. Episode 8

    Original air date: 01/30/1977 Runtime: 95:14 min.

    Original air date: 01/30/1977 Runtime: 95:14 min. In the dramatic conclusion of the miniseries, the Civil War has ended with the surrender of the south and freedom for the slaves.