A plantation owner's son falls in love with a slave named Easter and together they have a Mixed race daughter named Queen. As Queen grows up, she faces the struggle of trying to fit into ... See full summary »
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 Sally Jackson (3 episodes, 1993)
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 Lizzie (3 episodes, 1993)
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 Col. James Jackson Jr. (3 episodes, 1993)
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 Parson Dick (3 episodes, 1993)
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 Alec Haley (3 episodes, 1993)
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 Easter (3 episodes, 1993)
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 James Jackson Sr. (3 episodes, 1993)
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 Dora (3 episodes, 1993)
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 Cap'n Jack (3 episodes, 1993)
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 Queen (3 episodes, 1993)
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 Mr. Cherry (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Queen / ... (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Davis (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Henderson (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Mrs. Benson (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Mrs. Henderson (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Mr. Benson (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Jane (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Simon (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Perkins (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Mrs. Perkins (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Union Officer (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Alfred (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Wesley (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Sarah Jackson (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Kirkman (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Doctor (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Young Confederate Soldier / ... (2 episodes, 1993)
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A plantation owner's son falls in love with a slave named Easter and together they have a Mixed race daughter named Queen. As Queen grows up, she faces the struggle of trying to fit into the troubled world around her. She tries passing for white, but it leads to sorrow in post-Civil War America. Everywhere she goes, she faces obstacles and hardships while searching for happiness and a place to belong. Written by Anonymous

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Discover The Roots Of A New Generation.

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Frances Conroy and Richard Jenkins went on to play a married couple again, on HBO's Six Feet Under. See more »

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Queen: Home is where you are loved.
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Berry's performance lacks emotional understanding of her character
26 December 2012 | by (houston) – See all my reviews

The miniseries was good but Berry's performance was not one of a disadvantaged poor black slave, but rather like a slave that is slow, or mentally retarded. It would have did her well to read the Slave Narratives in preparation for her role. Yes slaves weren't educated and couldn't speak the white man's English well but they were smart, clever and intelligent. It was painful watching Halle Berry in this role and it took away from what could have been an excellent story. The other actors made up for this, but I kept wondering if the character of Queen was supposed to retarded. Great performances by Jasmine Guy who played the role with authenticity and Danny Glover was great, as was the actor playing Abner.


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