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Starting July 8 at 8 p.m. (EST)
Part 1 - Sunday, July 8 @ 8 p.m. (EST)
Tom Harvey (Georg Stanford Brown), the son of Chicken George (Avon Long) assumes the leadership of the Black community in Henning, Tenn. from his aging father.
Tom establishes a school for Black children in the town, but trouble brews when a White man falls in love with a Black teacher named Carrie.
Meanwhile Tom faces a crisis in his own family when his daughter Elizabeth (Debbi Morgan) falls in love with a light-skinned Black who he considers "too white" for her to marry.
Part 2 - Monday, July 9 at 8 p.m. (EST)
Tom Harvey's other daughter, Cynthia (Bever-Leigh Banfield) falls in love with Will Palmer (Stan Shaw), a railroad worker who soon lands a job at the lumber company.
Meanwhile the Jim Crow laws of the South cause tensions mount in Henning as the White community seeks to strip the Blacks of their rights. To make matter's worse, Will's friend Lee Garnet (Roger Mosley) is lynched after accompany¬ing Tom in a failed attempt to register to vote.
Part 3 - Tuesday, July 10 at 8 p.m. (EST)
Seventeen years have passed. Will Palmer (Stan Shaw) emerges as the owner of the lumber company he's worked at for all of these years.
His daughter Bertha (Irene Cara) goes to Lane College in Western Tennessee where she falls in love with Simon Haley (Dorian Harewood), a poor sharecropper's son.
Bertha is left to pick up Simon's diploma when he leaves school a week early to join the Army and fight in World War I.
Part 4 - Wednesday, July 11 at 8 p.m. (EST)
Simon Haley (Dorian Harewood) spends World War I with the all-Black 92nd Infantry in France.
On his return to the States, Simon and his buddies Doxey (Charles Weldon) and Haywood (Bernie Casey) are greeted by a lynch mob in Knoxville, Tenn.
Simon finally arrives in Henning where he marries Bertha and announces that they are going to Cornell University where he will take a master's degree in agriculture. Fourteen months later they return to Henning with their first son, Alex Haley.
Part 5 - Thursday, July 12 at 8 p.m. (EST)
Twelve-year-old Alex Haley (Christoff St. John) learns his family history from his grandfather Will Palmer.
Simon Haley lands a professorship at an Alabama college where he works with the local rural sharecroppers, helping them increase production.
Meanwhile, Bertha learns she has a fatal illness.
Part 6 - Friday, July 13 at 8 p.m. (EST)
Alex Haley (Damon Evans) joins the Coast Guard after leaving college. He meets and marries Nan Branch (Debbie Allen) before being sent to the South Pacific during World War II.
While in the service he discovers a passion for writing inspired by a lucrative business writing love letters for his shipmates. After the war, he re¬enlists and moves to New York with Nan and their two children.
His marriage crumbles as he spends all of his time writing.
Part 7 - Sunday, July 15 at 8 p.m. (EST)
Alex Haley (James Earl Jones) is now a successful magazine writer; his latest assignment is an interview with Malcolm X.
He later goes on to write The Auto¬biography of Malcolm X. After the X's assassination, Haley sets out to discover his own "roots" and launches a 12-year search, which culminates with his visit to a small African village.
This is just a FYI trying to spread the word. If you saw Roots, then why not continue with this mini-series?