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In 1976 author Alex Haley, who also wrote The Autobiography of Malcolm X released his book Roots, partially based on his journey to discover his ancestry. In the book, he told the story of those ancestors and the struggles they faced after being forcefully uprooted from Africa.

Haley’s book was turned into a TV mini-series, which showed Americans the devastating impact of slavery and one of the highest rated shows in TV history. Its star-studded cast included a then unknown LeVar Burton. as Kunta Kinte, Haley’s ancestor who was taken from The Gambia and Leslie Uggams, Richard Roundtree, Lou Gossett, Jr. and John Amos in pivotal roles.

Now The History Channel is presenting an updated version of the series with Forest Whitaker, Laurence Fishburne, Jonathan Rhys Myers, and Anna Paquin and Anika Noni Rose playing the characters that moved the nation when the show first aired. British actor Malachi Kirby will play Kunta Kinte.

Check out the trailer. Will you be watching?

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6 thoughts on “First Look: The ‘Roots’ Reboot On The History Channel [WATCH]

    • Lawrence on said:

      Wallowing in victim-hood is how we get what we want. Are you not Democratic? You need to get on board girl and share in the riches and pride of playing the victim to whitey’s oppression.

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