Bell - The plantation cook who becomes the wife of the man known as the African.
Nyo Boto - An old woman who cares for the children and who fears no one.
The Fiddler - The man who earns money to buy his freedom only to be told that the price has increased.
Chicken George - The flamboyant grandson of the man known as the African who becomes an expert trainer of gamecocks.
Alex Haley - The author of Roots.
Simon Haley - A railroad employee who becomes a professor.
0l'George Johnson - A white man who becomes the overseer and earns the respect of the slaves by working hard and never exhibiting any prejudice.
Binta Kinte - The mother of Lamin, Suwadu and Madi.
Janneh Kinte - Uncle of the man who is eventually captured and becomes known as the African and the son of...
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