“Your Name is Your Shield” | ROOTS begins MAY 30


Airs on HISTORY® Monday, May 30 through Thursday, June 2 at 9/8c

Airing on four consecutive nights on HISTORY® beginning on Memorial Day, ROOTS is a historical portrait of American slavery recounting the journey of one family and their will to survive, endure and ultimately carry on their legacy. This reimagining of the epic television event based on the book by Alex Haley introduces this saga about the importance of family and the resilience of the human spirit to a new generation of viewers.

Visit roots.history.com to learn more about this miniseries event.

roots kitNote: ROOTS is rated TV-14 (S, L, V.) This series contains intense language of the time period, violence and sexual violence and therefore we do not recommend it for children under the age of 14.

Learn more about ROOTS  »
Find education guides, viewing resources and more »
Short video: ROOTS & Memorial Day  »
Special Project: Reading for ROOTS »
Article: 6 Early Abolitionists »
Interactive: Mapping Slave Voyages  »
ROOTS and Slavery: Discussion Resources  »

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