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"Roots" (1977) More at IMDbPro »

Season: 1
Year: 1977

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 1: Part I

28 March 1977
In Gambia, West Africa, Kunta Kinte, son of Omoro and Binta, distinguishes himself in manhood training rituals. But he does not enjoy his new status long: slave traders sweeping the countryside seize him. Chained with other captives, Kunta begins an agonized odyssey to the New World.

Season 1, Episode 2: Part II

Despite a violent rebellion, the slave ship Lord Ligonier completes its voyage and Kunta Kinte endures the indiginity of an Annapolis slave auction. Fiddler, the slave in charge of Kunta's training, becomes his only friend ? a friendship that's tested when Kunta plans an escape so he can be with Fanta

Season 1, Episode 3: Part III


Season 1, Episode 4: Part IV

Kunta Kinte's only child, Kizzy, is on the Moore's ranch, older, and with an 18-year old son, George. He is the opposite of Kunta, as Kizzy says, "a slave through and through" and his father's (The Master) top cock fighter - the means of income for the whole property. George takes great pride in his master's approval but Kizzy looks down on it; but wants him settled down and married. George believes the way to do that is by being the Master's right hand man. He anticipates this will provide him with the opportunity to make a name for himself and eventually buy his own freedom. Still, Master Moore owns him and thus controls everything in George's life. Kizzy warns her son not to trust the Master. Meanwhile, Kizzy meets a handsome "fancy" man who drives his own master over for the week. Similarly, Kizzy views him as glad-handing slave whose entire personality is geared toward pleasing the Master in order to rate decent and even special treatment. He asks her to marry him and though, despite herself, she falls in love with him.

Season 1, Episode 5: Part V

Follow Chicken George and the story of his son, Tom.

Season 1, Episode 6: Part VI


Season 1, Episode 7: Part VII


Season 1, Episode 8: Part VIII


Season 1, Episode 9: Part IX


Season 1, Episode 10: Part X


Season 1, Episode 11: Part XI


Lane Binkley ... Martha Johnson

Lloyd Bridges ... Evan Brent

Todd Bridges ... Bud

Georg Stanford Brown ... Tom Harvey

Olivia Cole ... Mathilda

Charles Cyphers ... Drake

Brad Davis ... Ol' George Johnson
Wayne Heffley ... Telegrapher
Hilly Hicks ... Lewis

Burl Ives ... Sen. Arthur Johnson
Sally Kemp ... Lila Harvey

Macon McCalman ... Poston
Richard McKenzie ... Sam Harvey
Lynne Moody ... Irene Harvey
Robert Phalen ... Rufus Jackson

John Quade ... Sheriff Biggs

Austin Stoker ... Virgil

Season 1, Episode 12: Part XII


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