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Roots


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Kunta Kinte, born in Gambia, West Africa, is kidnapped by invading foreigners while on the way back from his ritual manhood training and transferred to a ship bound for America.
  • Mon 12/12
  • 10:00AM-12:00PM
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After three months, Kunta is put up for auction; he goes to the Reynolds plantation in Spotsylvania, Va., where he is befriended by Fiddler, the American.
  • Mon 12/12
  • 12:00PM-2:00PM
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Finding strength in his memories as a Mandinka warrior, Kunta (Toby) escapes. He gets recaptured, but Belle, the family cook, sets out to raise his spirits.
  • Mon 12/12
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
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Kunta happily marries Belle, and his long-time friend Fiddler dies. Kunta considers an escape with Belle, but the birth of a daughter changes his mind.
  • Tue 12/13
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM
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Chicken George is sent to England for his owner's debt. Fourteen years later, he returns home a free man and has a profound effect on the family begun by Kunta Kinte.
  • Tue 12/13
  • 11:00AM-12:00PM
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  • Tue 12/13
  • 12:00PM-2:00PM
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The nation erupts into war as Chicken George returns to find his sons married with families, however, he must leave within 60 days or the law will forfeit his status as a free man.
  • Wed 12/14
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The Civil War and slavery ends, and the system of sharecropping is born. Chicken George returns, allowing the family to safely leave and settle on its own land in Henning, Tenn.
  • Wed 12/14
  • 11:00AM-1:00PM
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