Roots (2016)
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In the river region of The Gambia in 1750, Omoro Kinte and his wife, Binta, give birth to a son, Kunta. Kunta is kidnapped in 1767 and sold to British slave traders. After arriving in ... See full summary »

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Alex Haley (voice)
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Dr. William Waller
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Silla Ba Dibba
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Kintango
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Omoro Kinte (as Babatunde Olusanmokun)
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John Waller
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Fiddler
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Sitafa
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Connelly
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Samson
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Elizabeth Waller
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Edward (as James Alexander)
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In the river region of The Gambia in 1750, Omoro Kinte and his wife, Binta, give birth to a son, Kunta. Kunta is kidnapped in 1767 and sold to British slave traders. After arriving in Maryland, Virginia planter John Waller purchases Kunta. Written by bonz6596-507-522839

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Kunta's father extols Alla ahu Akbar on the night Kunta was born. The Mandinka were not converted to Islam for about 100 years after the birth of Kunta Kinte. See more »

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