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Roots - slave ship revolt

by Matt Delmont

Before the Lord Ligonier arrives in Annapolis, Maryland, the captured Africans on the slave ship revolted. This scene is the culmination of the Middle Passage part of Roots and is one of the clearest examples in the series of how black people resisted enslavement.

Roots - slave ship revolt

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In these scene from Roots the enslaved Africans on the Lord Ligonier lead a revolt.

from Roots (1977)
Creator: ABC/David Wolper Productions
Distributor: ABC
Posted by Matt Delmont