ROOTS is a modern-day retelling of the award-winning 1977 television miniseries. As an African slave sold to America, the show introduces a new generation to the story of Kunta Kinte, his life and legacy. Experience a raw emotional journey as we follow the human struggle to retain one’s identity, dignity and hope in the face of hatred and oppression.
They say those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. As we showcase one man’s legacy and will to survive despite extreme hardships, there are currently more than 30 million enslaved labourers whose stories have yet to be told – and they need our help. Like how Roots started an important conversation in America back in 1977, we at HISTORY™ want to shed new light on the problems that remain as, if not more relevant today as it did back then.
Buy Out Slavery is a campaign that spreads awareness about modern day slavery. To help in our movement, we’ve collaborated with The CNN Freedom Project and Not For Sale, an organization that provides enslaved laborers and at-risk communities with safety and stability, education and economic opportunities.