Roots: The Next Generations

Season 1 Episode 5

Part 5

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 22, 1979 on ABC



  • Quotes

    • Will: (to young Alex while pointing to tags pinned on the rings of a large tree slice) This here is when I was born and this here, that's today. And all in there (gestures at an area between 2 tags), that's my whole life.
      Alex: But it seems so small.
      Will: Oh it is small. See what seems like a long time to us is nothin' but a tiny span in the life of a tree. And that same tree ain't nothing but a tiny span in the mind of God. Now when you stand back and look at it, you don't see no wars and you won't see no people's lives. All you see is time. Year on year. Everything has its time. The time to be born and a time to die. When the time comes, grandpa will die.

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