01:32 — Watch an exclusive trailer for the epic 4-part miniseries.
02:52 — A Man Called Sledge
01:38 — The Evictors is a 1979 horror/crime cult film written and directed by Charles B. Pierce.
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.
02:43 — Historians and experts examine the American system of racialized slavery and the hypocrisy it relied on to function.
02:48 — The slave auction was the epitome of the system's dehumanization.
02:22 — Historians and experts discuss the importance of the family unit in the lives of enslaved people.
02:46 — Under threat of punishment, enslaved families found small ways to rebel against an oppressive system.
02:51 — Watch the full recap of Roots at the White House.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers explains how his character Tom Lea uses his own son to climb the social ladder of the slave-owning aristocracy of the South.
01:32 — Malachi Kirby describes how Kunta Kinte offers hope and inspiration by holding onto his identity.
01:32 — Regé-Jean Page discusses his character Chicken George, Kizzy's charming and hopeful son.
01:00 — Watch an exclusive trailer for the epic 4-part miniseries.
01:00 — Go behind-the-scenes and find out more about the highly anticipated miniseries.
00:32 — Know his name. Roots premieres Memorial Day on HISTORY.
- Birth Place: Bronx, New York, United States
- Died: July 23, 1982
- Profession: Actor, Director