Roots (TV Mini-Series 2016– ) Poster

(2016– )


LeVar Burton makes a cameo as the slave Ephraim, being transported in the caged wagon from the Waller plantation. He stares at Kunta Kinte. Burton played Kunta Kinte in the 1977 mini-series.
The village of Jufureh is most accurately depicted in the 2016 re-imaging of Roots. Historically this village was more of a city as it was home to thousands.
Retelling of the popular mini series from the late 70s.
The author Alex Haley was sued successfully for plagiarizing by novelist Harold Courlander. The works he plagiarized led to the book that served as the basis for the mini-series Roots. Haley paid $650,000 in an out of court settlement.
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