ROOTS miniseries January 1977 ABC-TV. In The Gambia, West Africa, in 1750 Kunta Kinte is born to Omoro Kinte, a Mandinka warrior, and his wife, Binta . At age 15, while fetching wood outside his village to make a drum for his younger brother, Kunta is captured by black collaborators under the direction of white men. He is then sold to a slave trader and placed aboard a ship under the command of Capt. Thomas Davies for a three-month journey to Colonial America.
A+E's 'Roots' Miniseries Adds T.I., Mekhi Phifer and James Purefoy - Matthew Goode, Lane Garrison, Emayatzy Corinealdi and G. Hannelius have also signed on for the remake, which will air over four nights on A+E, Lifetime and History.
Roots: Miniseries 2016 - Critics Consensus: A powerfully impressive -- and still relevant -- update on a television classic, Roots boasts remarkable performances, deep emotion, and occasionally jarring beauty. 2016, A&E, History, Lifetime, 9 episodes #roots #malachikirby #alexhaley #historychannel
New 'Roots' Miniseries Coming to History Channel -- Allen Hughes has been attached to direct and produce a remake of the historic 1977 mini-series 'Roots', based on Alex Haley's novel. -- http://www.tvweb.com/news/roots-tv-miniseries-history-channel
roots. The most significant miniseries of all time in the 80s. Kunta Kinte was Alex Haily's ancestor who came over on the slave ship. Everyone watched this horrific story of slavery and the abuse of a race of people. This is where the white guilt of the country set in. I didn't get to watch the early episodes but what I watched, was mesmerizing.
Debbie Morgan, an acclaimed television actress, was one of the most celebrated Black actresses of the 1970s. Appearing in the 1971 classic film, Mandingo, she made her name during that decade playing Elizabeth Harvey in the legendary miniseries, Roots.
‘Roots’ Trailer Brings Intense Look at A&E's Miniseries Remake -- Malachi Kirby leads an all-star cast as Kunte Kinte in the first trailer for A&E's remake of the iconic miniseries ‘Roots’, debuting in May. -- http://movieweb.com/roots-miniseries-trailer-remake-aande/
Roots Miniseries ups Star Power with Mekhi Phifer, T.I. and Matthew Goode