|Product Name||Roots 6 Video Box Set [VHS]|
|Category||Electronics / Photography: A/V Media: Movie|
|Short Description||Weight:3 pounds|
|Amazon.com||Buy on Amazon ~ 6302571251|
|Price New||9.68 US Dollars (curriencies)|
|Price Used||5.18 US Dollars (curriencies)|
|Cast||LeVar Burton, Todd Bridges, Robert Reed, John Amos, Madge Sinclair|
|Format||Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC|
|Run Time||563 minutes|
|Long Description||From the moment the young, Kunta Kinte is stolen from him life and ancestral home in the 18th century Africa and brought under inhumane conditions to be auctioned as a slave in American, a line is begun that leads from this most shameful chapter in U.S. history t the 20th century author, Alex Haley, a Kinte descendent. The late Haley's acclaimed book Roots was adapted into the six volume television miniseries, which was a widely watched phenomenon in 1977. The programs cover several generations in the antebellum South and end with the story of Chicken (George), a freed slave played by Ben Vereen whose family fels the agony of entrenched racism and learns to fight it. Between the lives of Kunta and George, we meet a number of memorable characters, black and white, and learn much about the emotional and physical torments of slavery, from beatings and rapes to forced separation of spouses and families. Nothing like this had ever confronted so many mainstream American when the series was originally broadcasted, and the extent to which the country was nudged a degree or two enlightenment was instantly obvious. Roots still has that ability to open eyes and engage an audience in a sweeping, memorable drama at the same time.|
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