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History Channel Remaking Famous TV Miniseries Roots

History Channel has acquired the rights to the famous TV miniseries Roots, Deadline.com reports. The 12-hour miniseries, based on the 1976 novel by Alex Haley, debuted on ABC the following year. The finale still holds the record as the third-highest-… Read more

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Roots Season 1
A four-night, eight-hour event series, "Roots" is a historical portrait of one family's journey through American slavery and their will to survive and (more…)
The Civil War and Its Legacy
02:58 — Historians and experts look at the role of slavery in the Civil War and its effect on the U.S. from Reconstruction through the present day.
The System of American Slavery
02:43 — Historians and experts examine the American system of racialized slavery and the hypocrisy it relied on to function.
Failed Promises
03:15 — Though the Emancipation Proclamation signaled the end of slavery, freedom remained elusive.