Roots: The Next Generations

Season 1 Episode 1

Part 1

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 18, 1979 on ABC
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It has now been 12 years since Chicken George and his family left their plantation in Virginia and arrived in Henning, Tennessee. The year is 1882 and the era of Reconstruction of the south and substantial progress for the newly-freed slaves, is coming to an end with the implementation of Jim Crow laws throughout the state. George's son Tom Harvey has been asked to travel to Memphis to meet with members of the Colored Republican Party Club, a group of local black politicians who are trying to come up with a new election strategy in light of the changing times. Meanwhile Tom's oldest daughter takes a liking for and wants to marry a young mulatto man, much to Tom's disapproval. The white son of a local attorney and adviser to the railroad eschews his father's profession in favor of poetry and falls in love with a local college-educated black school teacher brought to the town by Tom to open a colored school. However when they marry, he is expelled from his family and their presence in town raises the ire of the townspeople.moreless

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Avon Long

Avon Long

Chicken George Moore

Greg Morris

Greg Morris

Beeman Jones

Henry Fonda

Henry Fonda

Colonel Frederick Warner

Lynne Moody

Lynne Moody

Irene Harvey

Marc Singer

Marc Singer

Andy Warner

Olivia de Havilland

Olivia de Havilland

Mrs. Warner

Fay Hauser

Fay Hauser

Carrie Barden

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Brian Stokes Mitchell

Brian Stokes Mitchell

John Dolan

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Kathleen Doyle

Kathleen Doyle

Lucy

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Debbi Morgan

Debbi Morgan

Elizabeth Harvey

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