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Roots: The Next Generations

American TV miniseries

Roots: The Next Generations

Country of origin United States of America
Number of episodes 7

About Roots: The Next Generations

Roots: The Next Generations is a landmark television series that continues the story of Alex Haley's acclaimed novel, Roots. The show premiered in 1979 and ran for seven episodes, chronicling the lives of Haley's ancestors from the end of the Civil War to the 1960s. The series was a critical and commercial success, earning numerous awards and accolades.

The show features an all-star cast, including James Earl Jones, Marlon Brando, and Henry Fonda, among others. The performances are uniformly excellent, with Jones in particular delivering a powerful and nuanced portrayal of Haley's grandfather, Will Palmer.

The series tackles a wide range of themes, including racism, family, and identity. It also explores the complex relationships between African Americans and white Americans, as well as the legacy of slavery and its impact on subsequent generations.

Roots: The Next Generations is a powerful and moving series that remains relevant today. Its themes and messages continue to resonate with audiences, and its impact on popular culture cannot be overstated. It is a must-watch for anyone interested in American history, race relations, and the human experience.


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Other cast and crew

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91 years, 10 months, 24 days


53 years, 10 months, 25 days

Born first

24 March 1924

Died first

14 December 1998

Born last

12 May 1969

Died last

25 November 2022

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