Roots (1977– )
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Part II 

TV-14 | | Biography, Drama, History | Episode aired 1977
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 ... See full summary »

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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 Written by Anonymous

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The song "Haul on the Bowline", which is sung on-board the slave ship in the 1760s, was not written until the 1840s and then not widely sung on ships until the late 1850s. See more »

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Wrestler: Kunta Kinte, you do not eat?
Kunta Kinte: When I eat the white man food, my stomach comes up.
Wrestler: So does mine. But eat the food, Kunta. Listen to me! Listen carefully. You are a warrior, and a warrior must eat because he must be strong to kill his enemy. So eat the white man's food. Live, Kunta. Live and be strong! Be strong to kill the white man!
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Lou Gossett's Emmy-winning Fiddler
15 January 2017 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

Chapter two finds Kunta Kinte (LeVar Burton) landing in Annapolis, Maryland, auctioned off to Spotsylvania County plantation owner John Reynolds (Lorne Greene), on the advice of his top field hand Fiddler (Lou Gossett, in his Emmy Award-winning performance), so named for his fiddle playing abilities. Reynolds gives the wild African boy a new name, Toby, and assigns Fiddler the six month mission of teaching him English and training him to work the fields. His eyes constantly darting to and fro, seemingly looking for a place to run, Kunta may prove difficult to tame but responds favorably to Fiddler's innate kindness and sympathetic nature. Trouble arises when Kunta finds a sharp metal object with which he begins the laborious task of cutting off his lone chain, standing before the stunned Fiddler with only the collar around his neck. Too late to back out now, Kunta bids Fiddler an emotional goodbye and tries to effect his escape, the morning snow making him relatively easy to find. Plantation overseer Ames (Vic Morrow) whips the runaway mercilessly until he finally answers to the name Toby, lying in the mud as Fiddler tends to his wounds. LeVar Burton and Lou Gossett would reprise their signature roles in a 1988 yuletide sequel, "Roots: The Gift."


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