An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African man sold to slavery in America, and his descendants.
The groundbreaking series reimagined
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Did You Know?
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
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
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #33.20