From Alex Haley's Pulitzer Prize-winning book comes the stirring, sweeping saga of his unforgettable family and its struggle over many generations to survive slavery and regain freedom - Roots.
In 1750, slave traders abduct the proud African warrior Kunta Kinte (LeVar Burton) and a new American story begins. Forged in blood, sweat and tears, a dream of freedom sustains Kunta and his descendants through more than a century of hardship and oppression. Cicely Tyson, Edward Asner, John Amos, Louis Gossett, Jr., Lloyd Bridges, Leslie Uggams, Ben Vereen and O.J. Simpson costar in this groundbreaking historical epic.
Providing eloquent witness to the indomitable human spirit, this internationally acclaimed series reveals untold cultural riches to all humanity from one man's personal treasure, his Roots.
Winner of one Golden Globe and five Emmy Awards.