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The gripping story is told through four generations, from the capture of Kunta Kinte in Africa to his transport to Colonial America in brutal conditions through successive generations fighting to win their freedom in the Civil war. Based on Alex Haley2s best-selling novel which has resonated with millions of Americans, it reveals powerful, universal truths about the resilience of the human spirit.
Publisher: New York, NY : A & E Television Networks, [2016]
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.45 ROO
Characteristics: digital, optical, rda
video file, DVD video, rda


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Much better than I anticipated, particularly the young actor, Rege-Jean Page, who plays Chicken George. The series does what it should -- put the present-day viewer in touch with the abomination that was slavery in the history of the United States. Can a nation built on the African slave trade have any other destiny but that of destruction? That's the question I have.

Mar 21, 2017

I liked it more than the original. More warfare, but same events for the most part. They don't leave out much from the original either.


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