Roots: The Next Generations

  • Premiered: Feb 1979
  • Episodes: 7
  • Followers: 12
  • Ended
  • ABC (US)
  • Unknown
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Season 1
Part 1
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Air date
Feb 18, 1979
It has now been 12 years since Chicken George and his family left their plantation in Virginia and arrived in Henning, Tennessee. The year is 1882 and the era of Reconstruction of the .. show full overview
Part 2
Episode overview
Air date
Feb 19, 1979
Thirteen years have passed in the town of Henning, Tennessee and now in 1896, the town has taken advantage of a burgeoning new industrial age thanks to the expansion of the railroad. .. show full overview
Part 3
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Air date
Feb 20, 1979
The year is 1914 and Will and Cynthia Palmer's daughter Bertha heads off to college, eventually meeting and falling in love with a poor but hard-working fellow student named Simon Haley. .. show full overview
Part 4
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Air date
Feb 21, 1979
In a flashback of a military gallows in 1917 Texas, a group of black soldiers from the 24th Infantry, convicted for various crimes including mutiny, are hung. Fast forward to 1918 and .. show full overview
Part 5
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Air date
Feb 22, 1979
Eleven years after the Haley's return home with baby Alex, the story opens in 1932 in Henning, Tennessee during the Great Depression, with Simon still unable to find a job as a .. show full overview
Part 6
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Air date
Feb 23, 1979
Seven years have passed since Alex's mother's death and the Haley family has moved to Elizabeth City, North Carolina where Simon is teaching agriculture at the local state teacher's .. show full overview
1x7 Show finale
Part 7
Episode overview
Air date
Feb 25, 1979
In the exciting conclusion, it is now 1960 in Henning, Tennessee, 10 years after Alex's wife Nan left him, and Alex attends the funeral for his great Aunt Elizabeth. He has finally .. show full overview

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