This miniseries stars Roman Armstrong as Kinte, Laurence Fishburne as Alex Haley and Forest Whitaker as Fiddler.
The 1977 miniseries received 16 awards and starred LeVar Burton in the title role.
Here is a quiz about the original miniseries starring Burton.
1. The slave ship Kinte was transported on arrived in which U.S. city?
2. Kinte was renamed which name?
3. Who played Fiddler?
4. What does Kinte's slave owner do to keep him from running away?
5. What was the name of Kinte's daughter?
6. Who played Chicken George?
7. Where did Chicken George buy land after the end of the Civil War?
Answers: 1. Annapolis, Md. 2. Toby. 3. Louis Gossett Jr. 4. Chop off part of his foot. 5. Kizzy. 6. Ben Vereen. 7. Tennessee.