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 Col. James Jackson Jr. 3 episodes, 1993
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 Parson Dick 3 episodes, 1993
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 Cap'n Jack 3 episodes, 1993
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 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)  »

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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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From The Back Of The Box
8 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

There are two sides to every story, the saying goes. For Alex Haley, one side was ROOTS, the towering chronicle tracing seven generations of his mother's family. The other side comes to the screen in QUEEN, the remarkable history of the paternal side of the author's family. David L. Wolper is executive producer of this acclaimed adaptation of the story Haley was working on when he died. Halle Berry plays Queen, daughter of a slave and a plantation owner. During the turbulent decades of the antebellum South, the Civil war, Reconstruction and beyond, she searches for a home in the two cultures of her heritage-and at times is shunned by both. Rejection and hate are no match for her unconquerable will, however.


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