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The Book of Negroes 

Kidnapped in Africa and subsequently enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata must navigate a revolution in New York, isolation in Nova Scotia, and the treacherous jungles of Sierra Leone, in an attempt to secure her freedom in the eighteenth century.
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Series cast summary:
Aunjanue Ellis ...  Aminata Diallo 6 episodes, 2015
Lyriq Bent ...  Chekura Tiano 5 episodes, 2015
Ben Chaplin ...  Cpt. John Clarkson 4 episodes, 2015
Allan Hawco ...  Solomon Lindo 4 episodes, 2015
Greg Bryk ...  Robertson Appleby 3 episodes, 2015
Shailyn Pierre-Dixon ...  Young Aminata 3 episodes, 2015
Cara Ricketts ...  Bertilda 2 episodes, 2015
Sandra Caldwell Sandra Caldwell ...  Georgia 2 episodes, 2015
Dwain Murphy ...  Claiborne 2 episodes, 2015
Louis Gossett Jr. ...  Daddy Moses 2 episodes, 2015
Antonio David Lyons ...  Happy Jack 2 episodes, 2015
Siya Xaba Siya Xaba ...  Young Chekura 2 episodes, 2015
Cuba Gooding Jr. ...  Sam Fraunces 2 episodes, 2015
Armand Aucamp Armand Aucamp ...  Lieutenant Waters 2 episodes, 2015
Robin Smith ...  William King 2 episodes, 2015
Kyle M. Hamilton ...  Elijah / ... 2 episodes, 2015
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Kidnapped in Africa and subsequently enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata must navigate a revolution in New York, isolation in Nova Scotia, and the treacherous jungles of Sierra Leone, in an attempt to secure her freedom in the eighteenth century.

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Beauty fades. Strength, you'll keep forever.

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Country:

Canada

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English

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16 February 2015 (USA) See more »

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The Book of Negroes See more »

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Cape Town, South Africa See more »

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Based on the name of the book, that really existed, that had the names of Negroes who served the British during the Civil War, then freed and sent to Nova Scotia to live. Publishers changed the name of the book from "Book of Negroes" to "Someone Knows My Name" because the term "Negro" has become a derogatory term to many people in the U.S., and sellers were hesitant to sell a book with that word in the title. See more »

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Worth the Six Hours
21 February 2015 | by brizl47-1See all my reviews

Like others have said here, I got a good bit of new information from this series, that I didn't know about before. I've always liked Ms. Ellis, especially in The Mentalist. There was a great deal of subtle artistry in her makeup as she aged. I thought the story flowed very well. But honestly, whoever cut the series should get a new pair of scissors. Maybe the network cut it so sloppily for commercials? It was completely distracting. Other than that, I was fascinated with the set direction, costumes, locations and thought the supporting cast was very good. I'd like to read a bio of Ms. Diallo now. Ridiculous that we have to write ten lines for a review. Blah.


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