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14 Things You Didn’t Know About the Original ‘Roots’ Miniseries

4. Historians say Kunte Kinte didn’t exist

Genealogists and historians continued to research deeper into the claims of the story, and ultimately suggested that Kunte Kinte didn’t exist at all. They did find that some of the characters were real historical people, but also that they couldn’t have been related to Alex Haley.

Kunte Kinte

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