An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African man sold to slavery in America, and his descendants.
The groundbreaking series reimagined
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Did You Know?
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. See more
(From the trailer) A Confederate Infantryman is shown firing a Henry Rifle. These were available only to a limited number of soldiers, all Union. Even if taken from a Union soldier, the gun would be useless to a Confederate as there would be no source of ammunition. See more
Version of Roots