Feb. 18, 1979
ABC TV Network

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Roots: The Next Generations

Roots: The Next Generations continues where Roots left off This series follows author Alex Haley's family line from the Post American Civil War era to Alex Haley's search for his family roots.

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01x07 Chapter 7 - The 60's Aired: Feb. 24, 1979

In October 1960, Simon, Alex, George and others gather in Henning for the funeral of Aunt Lizzie. George is an attorney, Julius is an architect, …

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  • Ruby Dee (Queen Haley) and Ossie Davis (Dad Jones) were married in real life from December 9, 1948 until his death on February 4, 2005.
  • Debbi Morgan (Elizabeth "Liz" Harvey) appears in six of the series' seven episodes, more than anyone else.
  • Although Dorian Harewood (Simon Haley) plays the father of Damon Evans (Alex Haley) and James Earl Jones (Alex Haley), he is ten months and nineteen years their junior in real life.
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