S1 Ep3

3.0 2 x
George becomes an accomplished trainer of gamecocks and earns the nickname of Chicken George; George marries Matilda, a preacher's daughter, and fathers many children; Tom Lea loses a wager with an Englishman and sells George to save his farm. (Part...

S1 Ep2

3.0 0 x
Redcoats attempt to persuade slaves to run away and join the English army; Kunta escapes but slave catchers apprehend him and amputate half of his foot to ensure that he never runs off again. John Waller sells Kunta to his younger brother William. (...

S1 Ep1

3.0 0 x
Based on the 1976 Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Alex Haley, Roots tells the story of Kunta Kinte, a 17-year-old man taken from the Mandinka village of Juffure, Gambia, and sold as a slave to a plantation owner in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. In t...

S1 Ep4

Expired 3.0 29 x
In this final episode, Chicken George returns to the Lea farm after 20 years. Tom nurses a grudge against his father; George and Cyrus join the Memphis Colored Battery; Tom returns home after the war to embark on a new life with his family. (Part 4 ...
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