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Complete series cast summary:
Ann-Margret ...  Sally Jackson 3 episodes, 1993
Patricia Clarkson ...  Lizzie 3 episodes, 1993
Tim Daly ...  Col. James Jackson Jr. 3 episodes, 1993
Ossie Davis ...  Parson Dick 3 episodes, 1993
Danny Glover ...  Alec Haley 3 episodes, 1993
Jasmine Guy ...  Easter 3 episodes, 1993
Martin Sheen ...  James Jackson Sr. 3 episodes, 1993
Madge Sinclair ...  Dora 3 episodes, 1993
Sada Thompson 3 episodes, 1993
Paul Winfield ...  Cap'n Jack 3 episodes, 1993
Halle Berry ...  Queen 3 episodes, 1993
George Grizzard ...  Mr. Cherry 2 episodes, 1993
Raven-Symoné ...  Queen / ... 2 episodes, 1993
Dennis Haysbert ...  Davis 2 episodes, 1993
Leo Burmester ...  Henderson 2 episodes, 1993
Frances Conroy ...  Mrs. Benson 2 episodes, 1993
Linda Hart ...  Mrs. Henderson 2 episodes, 1993
Richard Jenkins ...  Mr. Benson 2 episodes, 1993
Erik King 2 episodes, 1993
Jane Krakowski ...  Jane 2 episodes, 1993
Patrick Malone ...  Simon 2 episodes, 1993
Peter Maloney ...  Perkins 2 episodes, 1993
Jussie Smollett ...  Simon / ... 2 episodes, 1993
Charlotte Moore ...  Mrs. Perkins 2 episodes, 1993
Christopher Allport ...  Union Officer 2 episodes, 1993
James McDaniel 2 episodes, 1993
Samuel E. Wright ...  Alfred 2 episodes, 1993
Tim Guinee ...  Wesley 2 episodes, 1993
Christine Jones Christine Jones ...  Sarah Jackson 2 episodes, 1993
Tom Nowicki ...  Kirkman 2 episodes, 1993
Ed Grady ...  Doctor 2 episodes, 1993
Martin G. James Martin G. James ...  Young Confederate Soldier / ... 2 episodes, 1993
Chaz Lamar Shepherd ...  Young Abner 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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14 February 1993 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Frances Conroy and Richard Jenkins went on to play a married couple on Six Feet Under (2001). See more »

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Queen: Home is where you are loved.
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Halle Berry was miscast
5 March 2011 | by emuir-1See all my reviews

In the book, Annie's father was a white man; therefore Annie was a mulatto. Her daughter Easter was fathered by a white man, which made her a quarter white. Easter's daughter, Queen, was fathered by Jas. the young "massa". therefore Queen was only one eighth black. Halle Berry is half white which made her far too dark complexioned for the part and as a result, unconvincing, no matter how hard she tried. The whole theme of the book was that Queen looked white and was not accepted by the black people because of it. She was able to pass for white as long as she did not admit that she had been born a slave.

Another miscast role was Martin Sheen butchering the Irish accent. Were there no Irish actors available? I kept waiting for Mr. Sheen to deliver an Irish joke.

MOST annoying of all was the grammar - no plurals and missing verbs. "I black" "I with chile". Perhaps they spoke like this 150 years ago, but for modern audiences it would have been better to have modified the speech a little. As it was I found it irritating. I would recommend the book instead of the miniseries, which begins half way through the book.


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