Roots Marathon

Roots Marathon

The 7-part, historic mini-series airs on BET.

Published December 23, 2013

In this 7-part mini-series based on the family history of Alex Haley, we track the life of Kunta Kinte - a man who's abducted from his village in Africa, sold into slavery, and taken to America.

We see Kunta attempt to escape multiple times and live through historical events such as the Revolutionary and Civil wars, slave revolts and the emancipation. The series presents a highly emotional lesson on the way in which African-Americans came to the United States through the eyes of author Alex Haley and his family history.

Watch the entire mini-series all day on Tuesday, December 24th beginning at 8A/7C only on BET. Join the conversation on Twitter @BET and talk about this moving and touching film using the hashtag #RootsonBET.

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Written by Naiquan Greene


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