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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. Through the lineage of one family, Haley and his Pulitzer Prize-winning "Roots" told a story for all America and the world.

Year: 1977
Genre: TV Drama, True Stories, Based on..., Television Shows, Deluxe Box Sets, Biography, Black Civil Rights, Racial Intolerance
Country: USA
Director: David Greene, Gilbert Moses, John Erman, Marvin Chomsky
Starring: John Amos, Maya Angelou, Edward Asner, Lloyd Bridges, Georg Stanford Brown, LeVar Burton, Macdonald Carey, Olivia Cole, Gary Collins, Chuck Connors, Scatman Crothers, Ji-Tu Cumbaka, Brad Davis, Sandy Duncan, Lynda Day George, Louis Gossett Jr, Lorne Greene, Moses Gunn, George Hamilton, Burl Ives, Carolyn Jones, Doug McClure, Ian McShane, Lynne Moody, Vic Morrow, Thalmus Rasulala, Robert Reed, Harry Rhodes, Richard Roundtree, John Schuck, Paul Shenar, O J Simpson, Beverly Todd, Cicely Tyson, Leslie Uggams, Ben Vereen, Ralph Waite, William Watson, Ren Woods
Duration: 573 Minutes
Rating: PG - Contains violence.
8.4/10
Location in store: Drama (TV)
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