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Roots: The Next Generations

Part VII (1960-1967) (Season 1, Episode 7)
TV Episode | Drama, History, War

In 1960 Alex attends his Aunt Lizzie's funeral but he and his father still don't get along. Alex is now making a decent living as a writer, mainly for magazines, but his father is still disappointed in him. He interviews Malcolm X for an ...See moreIn 1960 Alex attends his Aunt Lizzie's funeral but he and his father still don't get along. Alex is now making a decent living as a writer, mainly for magazines, but his father is still disappointed in him. He interviews Malcolm X for an article he's writing for Reader's Digest on the Nation of Islam which leads to an article in Playboy about the black leader. Playboy then arranges an interview with George Lincoln Rockwell, the leader of the American Nazi party. His successful articles lead to his first book, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, completed only a short time before Malcolm X's assassination in 1965. He begins to research his own family history, attempting to locate written records that would substantiate the oral history he's heard from his childhood. After much searching, he believes he's found Kunta Kinte's original village in what is now Gambia. 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 24, 1979

Release date
Feb 24, 1979 (United States)

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35 cast members
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Barbara Barrie
Dodie Brattle Dodie Brattle   See fewer
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Marlon Brando
George Lincoln Rockwell George Lincoln Rockwell   See fewer
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James Broderick
Dr. Lewis Dr. Lewis   See fewer
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Lee Chamberlin
Odile Richards Odile Richards   See fewer
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Michael Constantine
Dr. Vansina Dr. Vansina   See fewer
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Norman Fell
Bernie Raymond Bernie Raymond   See fewer
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Al Freeman Jr.
Malcolm X Malcolm X   See fewer
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Dorian Harewood
Simon Haley Simon Haley   See fewer
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James Earl Jones
Alex Haley Alex Haley   See fewer
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Claudia McNeil
Sister Will Ada Barnett Sister Will Ada Barnett   See fewer
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Linda Hopkins
Singer Singer   See fewer
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Bobby Short
Pianist Pianist   See fewer
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Lynn Hamilton
Cousin Georgia Anderson Cousin Georgia Anderson   See fewer
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Zakes Mokae
African Minister African Minister   See fewer
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Howard E. Rollins Jr.
George Haley (as Howard Rollins) George Haley (as Howard Rollins)   See fewer
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Jane Rose
Mrs. Bulfinch Mrs. Bulfinch   See fewer
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Johnny Sekka
Ebou (as John Sekka) Ebou (as John Sekka)   See fewer
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Patricia Smith
Mrs. Randall Mrs. Randall   See fewer
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Ebou Manga
The Griot The Griot   See fewer
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Frederick Combs
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
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Abdoulaye NGom
Mandinkan Minister (as Abdoulaye N'Gom) Mandinkan Minister (as Abdoulaye N'Gom)   See fewer
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Ernie Hudson
Muslim at Door Muslim at Door   See fewer
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Earl Billings
Henning Preacher Henning Preacher   See fewer
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Le Tari
U.N. African U.N. African   See fewer
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Kieu Chinh
U.N. Receptionist U.N. Receptionist   See fewer
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Bill Quinn
Taxi Driver Taxi Driver   See fewer
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Doria Cook-Nelson
Stewardess (as Doria Cook) Stewardess (as Doria Cook)   See fewer
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Nancy Harewood
Woman at Party (as Ann McCurry) Woman at Party (as Ann McCurry)   See fewer
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John Andersonjo
Muslim at Meeting Muslim at Meeting   See fewer
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Melvin Jones
Muslim #2 Muslim #2   See fewer
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Luce Rains
Nazi Guard (as Steven Hartley) Nazi Guard (as Steven Hartley)   See fewer
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Fumilayo
Gambian Mother Gambian Mother   See fewer
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Alex Haley
Himself (uncredited) Himself (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.4 / 10 | 37 votes