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1865: The Civil War and slavery ends while the system of sharecropping is born. Chicken George returns allowing the family to safely leave and settle on their own land in Henning, Tennessee.
After more than 20 years in England, Chicken George is given his freedom and he returns to the Lea farm..
1824. Kizzy's son becomes skilled at cock-fighting earning him the name "Chicken George". George's eventual loss in the ring results in his being sent to England to pay off a debt.
1806. A teenage Kizzy, well-versed in Mandinka history and able to read and write, is forced to reveal her role in Noah's escape which prompts her sale to the rough cock-breeder Tom Moore.
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- Premiered: May 30, 2016
- Rating: TV-14
- Premise: A family tries to overcome the hardships of slavery to survive and build a legacy. (more)