Roots (1977)
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Part VIII 

The war is over, the Confederacy having surrendered, freeing the slaves. Mr. Harvey invites the slaves to stay if they wish, maybe sharecropping. The rest of the plantation owners, a ... See full summary »

Writers:

M. Charles Cohen, Alex Haley (book)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lloyd Bridges ... Evan Brent
Georg Stanford Brown ... Tom Harvey
Olivia Cole ... Mathilda
Brad Davis ... Old George
Hilly Hicks ... Lewis Harvey
Burl Ives ... Senator Arthur J. Justin
Lynne Moody ... Irene Harvey
Ben Vereen ... 'Chicken' George Moore
Richard McKenzie ... Sam Harvey
Sally Kemp ... Lila Harvey (as Elma Jackson)
Austin Stoker ... Virgil Harvey
Lane Binkley ... Martha Johnson
Charles Cyphers ... Fred Drake
John Quade ... Sheriff Charlie Biggs
Macon McCalman ... Poston
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Storyline

The war is over, the Confederacy having surrendered, freeing the slaves. Mr. Harvey invites the slaves to stay if they wish, maybe sharecropping. The rest of the plantation owners, a senator and the sheriff have a meeting to discuss options, with the senator declaring that he's come to buy a lot of land. When tempers flare, the sheriff leaves as he is "bound to uphold the law". President Lincoln is dead, shot by a white man. The former Harvey slaves' encampment is visited by masked men with torches on horses and Harvey is warned to "keep out of it".

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 1977 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This episode takes place from 1865 to 1870. See more »

Goofs

Confederate General Robert E. Lee is depicted surrendering to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at the Appomattox Court House on April 10, 1865. In reality, this event occurred the previous day. See more »

Quotes

Tom Harvey: Because if we ain't givin' the law a chance, then freedom ain't worth a damn!
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References Roots: Part II (1977) See more »

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