Roots: The Complete Miniseries

Season 1 Episode 2

Part 2

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jan 24, 1977 on ABC

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  • An Attempted Uprising,and Escape Plan

    Kunta Kinte,and the other Africans are chained below the ship.Kunta has hope that their Fellow Warriors will rescue them.The Wrestler,one of Kunta's fellow Africans tells Kunta that there is not a chance of their tribesmen coming for them.Because they have been at Sea for several Days,it is unlikely.The Wrestler however informs Kunta that their are others oof their fellow Tribesmen that understands the situation,and proceed to communicate with them,though they do not speak the language."Men chained together are brothers",says the Wrestler.The plan will be to strike at the slavers,and the crew,when the signal is given.When Kunta,and the others are brought above deck they await the signal,and then they strike. They manage to get the key to unlock their chains,and attack the crew.Afew of the Africans are shot dead.The Wrestler physically throws afew of the crew overboard,and is about to attack the captain.The Captain pulls his pistol out to fire,but Kunta throws a long knife at the Captain hitting him dead on.A momentary victory.The Ships Cannon is fired hitting the Wrestler,killing him,and several others.Kunta,and the the other Africans survive dazed,and alive.This attempted uprising is one of many examples of how the Africans fought against their enslavement.I do not know how many Africans,resisted in the centuries passed.Today,if any people are forcibly enslaved,may they do whatever they can to fight against it.