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118 Ratings


United States, 1977
Drama, Biography, TV Mini-series


A saga of African-American life, based on Alex Haley’s family history. Throughout the series, the family observes notable events in U.S. history, such as the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, slave uprisings, and emancipation.

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Awards & Festivals

Directors Guild of America

1978 | Winner: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series' - Night

1978 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Specials/Movies for TV/Actuality

Golden Globes (USA)

1978 | Winner: Best Television Series - Drama

1978 | Nominee: Best Actress in a Television Series - Drama

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