A ship full of white slave traders come and hunt down all of the natives to be sold into slavery, and forced to wear the name Toby. During the course of their forced journey, a group of slaves rebel, but fail to take over the ship. After weeks of travel, the ship lands in America, where the captured people are sold as slaves...
Last Episode01x08 Part VIII Aired: Jan. 30, 1977
The 1860's: After the Civil War, freedom has come for Chicken George and other slaves. Chicken George and his family move to Henning, Tennessee …
Series Fun Facts
- Goof (crew or equipment visible): In the scene where Kunta Kinte throws a stone at the leopard, after the leopard has been frightened/hit and runs off, you can see it's leash rustling in the leaves.
- Goof (revealing mistake): At the beginning of the capture scene in Episode 1 of Roots, Kunta Kinte can be briefly seen wearing shoes or sandals.
- Goof (miscellaneous): In one of the episodes Hank Williams song Take These Chains From My Heart was played but that song wasn't released until 1947.