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Roots: The Next Generations

Part III (1914-1917) (Season 1, Episode 3)
TV Episode | 100 min | Drama, History, War

Will and Cynthia Palmer's daughter Bertha is off to Lane College, the first in the family to do so. There she meets Simon Haley, a fellow student who is working his way through school. She asks him out to the school picnic, more as a joke ...See moreWill and Cynthia Palmer's daughter Bertha is off to Lane College, the first in the family to do so. There she meets Simon Haley, a fellow student who is working his way through school. She asks him out to the school picnic, more as a joke than anything else, but they soon become close. At the end of the year, she describes him to her parents as a particular dear friend, which worries her father. When Simon gets home he learns that his father needs him to help out of the farm and that there's no money for his tuition. His mother has her own ideas. Intent on returning to school, he gets a job as a Pullman porter where he meets someone who changes his life. Congressman Andy Warner is off to Washington and there is also a new President, Woodrow Wilson. Andy's not pleased when Earl Crowther starts a local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan and they burn a cross without his permission. The Klan burns out Mr. Goldstein, the Jewish tailor. Simon misses his graduation when he enlists in the army. Written by garykmcd See less
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Director
Writers
Alex Haley (books "Roots" and "Search") | Ernest Kinoy (developed for television by) (teleplay)
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Feb 20, 1979

Release date
Feb 20, 1979 (United States)

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38 cast members
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Irene Cara
Bertha Palmer Haley Bertha Palmer Haley   See fewer
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James Daly
RSM Boyce RSM Boyce   See fewer
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Ossie Davis
Dad Jones Dad Jones   See fewer
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Ruby Dee
Queen Haley Queen Haley   See fewer
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Henry Fonda
Colonel Frederick Warner Colonel Frederick Warner   See fewer
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Dorian Harewood
Simon Haley Simon Haley   See fewer
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Kene Holiday
Detroit (as Kene Holliday) Detroit (as Kene Holliday)   See fewer
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Paul Koslo
Earl Crowther Earl Crowther   See fewer
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Stan Shaw
Will Palmer Will Palmer   See fewer
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Marc Singer
Andy Warner Andy Warner   See fewer
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Richard Thomas
Jim Warner Jim Warner   See fewer
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George Voskovec
Mr. Goldstein Mr. Goldstein   See fewer
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Hal Williams
Aleck Haley Aleck Haley   See fewer
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Michael Alldredge
Mr. Davidson Mr. Davidson   See fewer
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Bever-Leigh Banfield
Cynthia Palmer Cynthia Palmer   See fewer
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Fay Hauser
Carrie Warner Carrie Warner   See fewer
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James Keane
Night Dispatcher Night Dispatcher   See fewer
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William Mims
Willett Willett   See fewer
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Debbi Morgan
Elizabeth Harvey Elizabeth Harvey   See fewer
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Fred Pinkard
Ginger Ginger   See fewer
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J.A. Preston
President Harper President Harper   See fewer
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James Ray
Mr. Perry Mr. Perry   See fewer
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Tamu Blackwell
Bessie (as Tamu) Bessie (as Tamu)   See fewer
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Damu King
Corporal Corporal   See fewer
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E. Lamont Johnson
Frank Warner Frank Warner   See fewer
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Bianca Taylor
Sophia (as Bianca Ferguson) Sophia (as Bianca Ferguson)   See fewer
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John Lafayette
Nate Atkins Nate Atkins   See fewer
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Sue Ann Gilfillan
Mrs. Parton Mrs. Parton   See fewer
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Marguerite Ray
Mrs. Loman Mrs. Loman   See fewer
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Richard Sanders
Captain Captain   See fewer
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Theodore Lehmann
Walker (as Ted Lehmann) Walker (as Ted Lehmann)   See fewer
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Fuddle Bagley
Porter #1 Porter #1   See fewer
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Anne Haley
Student Student   See fewer
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Sean Michael Rice
Sergeant Sergeant   See fewer
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7.2 / 10 | 31 votes