A ship full of white slave traders come and hunt down all of the natives to be sold into slavery, and forced to wear the name Toby. During the course of their forced journey, a group of slaves rebel, but fail to take over the ship. After weeks of travel, the ship lands in America, where the captured people are sold as slaves...
Last Episode01x08 Part VIII Aired: Jan. 30, 1977
The 1860's: After the Civil War, freedom has come for Chicken George and other slaves. Chicken George and his family move to Henning, Tennessee … [continue reading]
Series Fun Facts
- Goof (factual errors): When Kunte Kinte (played by John Amos) met the Akan in the woods, they greeted each other with an Arab-Muslim greeting. The origin and highest concentration of Akan…
[show]Goof (factual errors): When Kunte Kinte (played by John Amos) met the Akan in the woods, they greeted each other with an Arab-Muslim greeting. The origin and highest concentration of Akan people are located in Ghana. Today, Muslims account for the lowest religious minority in Ghana: 16% of the Ghanan population. It is unlikely the average Akan clan member would have been a Muslim during the time of Kunte Kinte.
- One ABC executive explained the blockbuster ratings by saying "One third of America was snowed in, one third of America is black and one third watches ABC anyway"
- This was originally to be a four hour presentation airing on two nights, this turned into a twelve hour presentation airing during six nights.
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