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 Haley's best-selling novel which has resonated with millions of Americans, it reveals powerful, universal truths about the resilience of the human spirit.
African American families -- United States -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Haley family -- Fiction.
Haley, Alex. Roots -- Television adaptations.
Kinte family -- Fiction.
Slavery -- United States -- Fiction.
Slaves -- United States -- Fiction.
Historical television programs.
Arts and Entertainment Network, publisher.
Beresford, Bruce, television director.
Carter, Thomas, 1953- television director.
Coleman, Chad, actor.
Corinealdi, Emayatzi, actor.
Fishburne, Laurence, III, 1961- actor.
Goode, Matthew, 1978- actor.
History (Television network), presenter.
Kantrow, Alissa M. (Alissa Miller), 1969- television producer.
Kirby, Malachi, 1989- actor.
Konner, Lawrence, screenwriter.
Lions Gate Entertainment (Firm), film distributor.
Luke, Derek, 1974- actor.
Marc Toberoff Productions, production company.
McDonald, Alison (Screenwriter), screenwriter.
Murray, Charles (Screenwriter), screenwriter.
Noyce, Phillip, television director.
Page, RegÃ©-Jean, actor.
Paquin, Anna, actor.
Phifer, Mekhi, 1975- actor.
Purefoy, James, 1964- actor.
Rhys-Meyers, Jonathan, 1977- actor.
Rose, Anika Noni, 1972- actor.
Rosenthal, Mark D, screenwriter.
T. I., 1980- actor.
Tazel, Erica, actor.
Television adaptation of (work): Haley, Alex. Roots.
Threatt, Sedale, actor.
Van Peebles, Mario, television director.
Whitaker, Forest, actor.
Wolper Organization, production company.