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Season 1

30 May 2016
Part 1
In the river region of The Gambia in 1750, Omoro Kinte and his wife, Binta, give birth to a son, Kunta. Kunta is kidnapped in 1767 and sold to British slave traders. After arriving in Maryland, Virginia planter John Waller purchases Kunta.
 
31 May 2016
Part 2
Redcoats attempt to persuade slaves to run away and join the English army; Kunta escapes but slave catchers apprehend him and amputate half of his foot to ensure that he never runs off again. John Waller sells Kunta to his younger brother William.
 
1 Jun. 2016
Part 3
George becomes an accomplished trainer of gamecocks and earns the nickname of Chicken George; George marries Matilda, a preacher's daughter, and fathers many children; Tom Lea loses a wager with an Englishman and sells George to save his farm.
 
2 Jun. 2016
Part 4
Chicken George returns to the Lea farm after 20 years; Tom, nurses a grudge against his father; George and Cyrus join the Memphis Colored Battery; Tom returns home after the war to embark on a new life with his family.
 

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