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Kunta Kinte

Kunta Kinte

Kunta Kinte was a Gambian man who was enslaved in America. The outline of his life story was the basis for the novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family by American author Alex Haley who was also Kunta Kinte's descendant, and the television miniseries Roots, based on the book. The character in the miniseries was portrayed as a youth by LeVar Burton and as an older man by John Amos. ... more on Wikipedia

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