Roots: The Complete Miniseries

Season 1 Episode 1

Part 1 Roots: The Saga of An American Family

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jan 23, 1977 on ABC

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  • This show doesn't really give the true meaning of what young Kunta Kinte will face. However, it does show how he used his freedom. They have a scene where he's just walking around enjoying himself. Never paying attention to his surroundings.

    This episode was truly a classic. The arthurs did a great displaying what freedom is and how it feels. In this show, Kunta Kinte is warned about what may happen to him by his tribe. However, he's very stubborn and doesn't really pay attention. This gets him in trouble. Prior to being captured, he isn't paying attention to his surroundings. After being captured, they show a scene where he's placed in chains. Afterwards, he acts out for at least 2 hours trying to get free. The men sit there watching and laughing at how his behavior. Wow is the only word.
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