Roots

A family tries to overcome the hardships of slavery to survive and build a legacy.

Cultural Connector
01:32 — Go behind-the-scenes and find out more about the highly anticipated miniseries.
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.
Meet the Cast: Laurence Fishburne as Alex Haley
In the role of Roots' author Alex Haley, Laurence Fishburne fulfills a lifelong dream of being part of this iconic miniseries.
LeVar Burton & Valerie Jarrett at the White House
02:57 — LeVar Burton and Valerie Jarret discuss the generational impact of Roots at the White House.
Meet the Cast: Malachi Kirby as Kunta Kinte
01:32 — Malachi Kirby describes how Kunta Kinte offers hope and inspiration by holding onto his identity.
Meet the Cast: Forest Whitaker as Fiddler
01:32 — Forest Whitaker describes how Fiddler discovers a sense of freedom through his bond with Kunta Kinte.
Meet the Cast: Regé-Jean Page as Chicken George
01:32 — Regé-Jean Page discusses his character Chicken George, Kizzy's charming and hopeful son.
Cultural Connector
01:00 — Go behind-the-scenes and find out more about the highly anticipated miniseries.
Empowerment
01:00 — Watch an exclusive trailer for the epic 4-part miniseries.