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.
- LeVar Burton (Kunta Kinte) and Louis Gossett Jr. (Fiddler) would later reprise their roles in Roots: The Gift (1988) (TV).
- The people playing Kizzy, George, and Tom Harvey were born within three years of each other. Leslie Uggams and Georg Stanford Brown who played Kizzy and Tom were both born in 1943 and Ben…
[show]The people playing Kizzy, George, and Tom Harvey were born within three years of each other. Leslie Uggams and Georg Stanford Brown who played Kizzy and Tom were both born in 1943 and Ben Vereen who played George was born in 1946. This means that "Tom" was actually three years older than his "father" and "Kizzy" was three years older than her "son."