Roots: The Next Generations

Season 1 Episode 3

Part 3

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 20, 1979 on ABC
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The year is 1914 and Will and Cynthia Palmer's daughter Bertha heads off to college, eventually meeting and falling in love with a poor but hard-working fellow student named Simon Haley. Meanwhile Jim and Carrie Warner's son has become a doctor but because he is black, he is prevented from treating his own dying white grandfather, Colonel Warner. Bertha returns home from college for break to find the Ku Klux Klan has come to town and Simon returns to his home in Georgia to learn that his share-cropping family can't afford his tuition anymore and his father is ready to put him back to work in the fields. Simon manages to find work as a Pullman porter on the railroads to earn money during the summer, but also attracts a benefactor - a kind journalist who he served on a train route. In 1918, rather than attend graduation, Simon enlists in the army and heads off for war, heeding the words of Dr. W.E.B. Dubois, but leaving behind a stunned and grief-stricken Bertha.moreless

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Michael Alldredge

Michael Alldredge

Mr. Davidson

Guest Star

Bever-Leigh Banfield

Bever-Leigh Banfield

Cynthia Palmer

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Fay Hauser

Fay Hauser

Carrie Barden

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Debbi Morgan

Debbi Morgan

Elizabeth Harvey

Recurring Role

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