ROOTS - Part One A Omar Kinte The father of Kunta Kinte He help Kunta become the warrior and man that fought for his people Binta Kinte The mother of

ROOTS - Part One A Omar Kinte The father of Kunta Kinte He...

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Part One A. Omar Kinte : The father of Kunta Kinte. He help Kunta become the warrior, and man that fought for his people. Binta Kinte : The mother of Kunta Kinte Uncle Silla : One of the leaders of the mandikka warriors. He was also significant because he was man of land yet was sold as a slave. He also trained Kunta to be the warrior he was able to be for his people. Koros :The rival family of Kunta Kinte because they sell Africans as slaves to the English men for their guns. Jinna : She was Kunta Kinte's first love. Fiddler : The white people mad him get Kunta adjusted to slavery when he first got to the planta- tion. He was resistant against Kunta s African ways and beliefs but he grew to understand where he was coming from and helped him escape, also gave his life in order to save Kunta s new born daughter. Master John Waller : Kunta s new master owner of a tobacco plantation. He renames Kunta Toby, and has him beat until he complied. After catching Kunta trying to escape he has a white worker whip him in front of everybody in order for him to obey and know whose in charge. Dr. William Waller : After Kunta is punished for running of to fight for the British army he s foot was cut off then was sold to John Waller s brother to pay off debt. Belle Kinte : She helped cure Kunta after his foot beet cut off before being sold to Dr. Waller. Af- ter the revolutionary war Kunta and Belle get married. And then have a daughter together.
Kizzy Kinte : Kunta performed many African rituals such as naming his child under the moon and having a ceremony for an incoming Mandinka. Her name Kizzy means stay put ”   symboliz- ing the key to their family sticking together. He teaches her African culture and trains her to be a Mandinka warrior as he was. Missy Waller : Was the supposed daughter of Master John Waller, and friend of Kizzy. She also taught her to read which helped Kizzy plan to escape with their old childhood friend whose also a slave, Noah. They end up catching and killing Noah for attempting to escape, Missy was upset so told how Kizzy forged a road pass. This resulted in Kizzy being sold. Tom Lea : Kizzy is taken to North Carolina, and is sold to a white man that rapes her the first night. She becomes pregnant with her first son whom she names George and gives him the cere- mony of welcoming a new Mandinka warrior. Chicken George : Kizzy s first and only child. His mother thought about taking both of their lives so they wont experience such tragedy everyday of their lives, but believe he can pass on his heritage. Tom Lea allows him to follow Mingo, a salve before George to train him to raise chickens to fight. Matilda : The preacher s daughter becomes Georges wife. She also carries the family heritage form Kizzy and through her children.

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