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An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African man sold to slavery in America, and his descendants.
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2016  
Nominated for 7 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »
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Herbert Cavalier Jr. ...
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Kerry Sims ...
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 Patricia Lea 2 episodes, 2016
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 John Waller 2 episodes, 2016
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 Elizabeth Waller 2 episodes, 2016
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 Connelly 2 episodes, 2016
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 Sir Eric Russell 2 episodes, 2016
Nokuthula Ledwaba ...
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 Miss Malizy 2 episodes, 2016
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 Kintango 2 episodes, 2016
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 Kunta Kinte Dbl / ... 2 episodes, 2016
Cortney McClelland Jr. ...
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David Shiflett ...
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Darrell L. Shuler ...
 Waller Slave 2 episodes, 2016
Calvin Williams ...
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 Confederate Soldier / ... 2 episodes, 2016
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An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African man sold to slavery in America, and his descendants.

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The groundbreaking series reimagined See more »

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Drama | History

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30 May 2016 (USA)  »

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Gyökerek  »

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Trivia

The village of Jufureh is most accurately depicted in the 2016 re-imaging of Roots. Historically this village was more of a city as it was home to thousands. See more »

Goofs

When Kunta Kinte is on the ship heading for America in 1767, the flag used has the red diagonals in the Union Jack. These we not added until the Act of Union with Ireland in 1801. See more »

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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #33.20 (2016) See more »

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Disappointing, inaccurate, misleading
8 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

What a lost opportunity to illustrate African history accurately. Portrayal of Muslim women in "bikinis" is farcical, and the ignoring of indigenous religions in favour of the easier portrayal of Islam is a pity but unsurprising. I was hopeful, considering the controversy surrounding the first TV series, but sadly disappointed. School children the world over have been sold another misrepresentation of history. Shame History Channel


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