An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African man sold to slavery in America, and his descendants.
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Did You Know?
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. See more
When Kunta Kinte is on the ship heading for America in 1767, the flag used has the red diagonals in the Union Jack. These we not added until the Act of Union with Ireland in 1801. See more
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #33.20