Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series 1979)

TV Mini-Series   |    |  Drama, History, War

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The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.

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  • Avon Long in Roots: The Next Generations (1979)
  • Roots: The Next Generations (1979)
  • Roots: The Next Generations (1979)
  • Marlon Brando and James Earl Jones in Roots: The Next Generations (1979)
  • Marlon Brando and James Earl Jones in Roots: The Next Generations (1979)
  • Roots: The Next Generations (1979)

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13 November 1999 | Meggie-3
| A deeply moving account of American history no one likes to talk about
This mini series was televised in 1979, at which time, I was only 15 years old. I remember Roots, the original mini series which told the story of an African who was brought to America and was a slave. Although I had read about slavery in the history book, I never imagined how slavery really imprisoned the actual slaves. It's a part of history that we as Americans don't like to discuss, because of the shame. However, it did happen. It's strange how we show rememberance for the Hollocaust, which didn't even happen here, but we shun the topic of slavery, only briefly touch on it in the history books. Watching the series Roots really tears at my very soul for what 100 million slaves had to bear, how they lost their families, their language, religion, and ultimately themselves is heart wrenching. Roots, The next Generations, was also very deep, with an all star cast, and I was truly touched by the story of Alex Haley'

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