An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African man sold to slavery in America, and his descendants.
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makes a cameo as the slave Ephraim, who is being transported in the caged wagon from the Waller plantation. He stares at Kunta Kinte. Burton played Kunta Kinte in both Roots
(1977) and Roots: The Gift
(1988). See more
When Kunta Kinte is on the ship heading for America in 1767, the flag used has the red diagonals in the Union Jack. These we not added until the Act of Union with Ireland in 1801. See more
Referenced in The Last O.G.: Pilot