Roots: The Next Generations

Continuing the story of Pulitzer-prize winning author Alex Haley's ancestors, this award-winning sequel to Roots picks up the story at the conclusion of the Civil War, and covers the significant historic events that impacted Haley and his family, from Reconstruction and Jim Crow, through World War I, the Great Depression, and World War II. The epic account concludes during the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s when the author himself tracks down and eventually meets his distant kin in Gambia, West Africa while preparing to write what would become his ground--breaking novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family.

Show Info

Airs on: United States ABC (1979 - 1979)
Runtime: 120 minutes
Status: Ended
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Drama War History

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Episode 1x07; Feb 25, 1979

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Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x07: Part 7Feb 25, 1979
1x06: Part 6Feb 23, 1979
1x05: Part 5Feb 22, 1979
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