He rejected the name imposed upon him by his owners and refused to speak to others. After being recaptured during the last of his four escape attempts, the slave catchers gave him a choice: He chose to have his foot cut off, and the men cut off the front half of his right foot.
Once known as James Island, Kunta Kinte Island was a holding ground for captured slaves before they were shipped to America.
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The island is named for its most famous slave, who was later immortalized in the book and then mini-series Roots. Hide Caption 1 of 6 Photos: American writer Alex Haley wrote Roots: The Saga of an American Family.
He claimed to be a seventh generation descendant of Kunta Kinte -- a claim that some experts dispute. Hide Caption 2 of 6 Photos: Hide Caption 3 of 6 Photos: Roots remains the third-highest rated telecast in American history.
The show is credited by some as invoking a change in American attitudes to slavery -- a turning point in the post-civil rights struggle.
Hide Caption 4 of 6 Photos: Kinte is said to have been captured in Juffureh, a village across from Kunta Kinte Island, and transported to America on a boat called the Lord Ligonier. Visitors to the Juffureh slavery museum can see the history of slavery in the area, and read some of the ads posted for the sale of slaves.
Hide Caption 5 of 6 Photos: For hundreds of years, the Gambian river was one of the major arteries for the capture and transport of slaves.
At the height of the slave trade, a sixth of West African slaves came from this region. Though tiny -- it is barely big enough to house some ruins of its past and a baobab grove -- the role it has played in world history has been large indeed. Because the Gambian river runs like an artery from the Atlantic into Africa, it was a crucial passageway for the slave trade.
At its height, an estimated one in six West Africans slaves came from this area. The island is also famous for its namesake: After his fourth attempt at escape, the slave catchers gave him a choice: Be castrated, or lose half a foot.
Kinte chose the latter a fortunate choice for the descendants who would later immortalize him. The mini-series based on his life attracted a record-breaking million viewers, and is credited by some as invoking a change in American attitudes to slavery -- a turning point in the post-civil rights struggle.
For locals on the island, Kinte was very much a real man. Gambian historian Lamin Ceesay showed Inside Africa host Soni Methu around the island, pointing towards a faded ad selling slaves from the vessel the Lord Ligonier.
There are others that claim descendancy with Kinte. He was a warrior. He was brave," says Mariama. Lamin Jatta, supposedly a ninth-generation descendent of Kinte, is working as a series advisor.
The series will ensure that another generation know the story of Kunta Kinte.Kunta Kinte. likes. Developing Education through Story Telling for Change.
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Roots: The Saga of an American Family is a novel written by Alex Haley and first published in It tells the story of Kunta Kinte, an 18th-century African, captured as an adolescent, sold into slavery in Africa, transported to North America; following his life and the lives of his descendants in the United States down to regardbouddhiste.com release of the novel, combined with its hugely popular.
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