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Roots. / Episode 3

Author: Stan MarguliesMarvin J ChomskyJames LeeWilliam BlinnJohn AmosAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, ©1992, 1977.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Third episode of an adaptation of Alex Haley's Roots, in which he traces his family's history from the mid-18th century when one of his ancestors, Kunta Kinte, was captured and sold into slavery. The series follows the struggle for freedom which began with the young man's abduction and was continued by his descendants.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Alex Haley; Kinte family.; Haley family.; Alex Haley; Haley family.; Kinte family.
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Stan Margulies; Marvin J Chomsky; James Lee; William Blinn; John Amos; Lynda Day George; Louis Gossett; Lorne Greene; Vic Morrow; Robert Reed; Madge Sinclair; Alex Haley; Wolper Productions.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0790714639 9780790714639 0790714574 9780790714578
OCLC Number: 31892031
Notes: Based on the book of the same title by Alex Haley.
Videocassette release of the 1977 television miniseries.
Credits: Directors, Marvin Chomsky, Gilbert Moses, David Green, John Erman.
Cast: John Amos, Lynda Day George, Louis Gossett, Lorne Greene, Vic Morrow, Robert Reed, Madge Sinclair.
Target Audience: General.
Description: 1 videocassette (95 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Responsibility: David L. Wolper Productions ; producer, Stan Margulies ; directed by Marvin J. Chomsky ; written by James Lee and William Blinn.

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Third episode of an adaptation of Alex Haley's Roots, in which he traces his family's history from the mid-18th century when one of his ancestors, Kunta Kinte, was captured and sold into slavery. The series follows the struggle for freedom which began with the young man's abduction and was continued by his descendants.

During the time of the American Revolutionary War, Kunta Kinte escapes slavery again, and is crippled by slave catchers. He marries, and sacrifices his freedom to care for his wife and their newborn daughter, Kizzy.

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