Yep. that is EXACTLY how it was.
He did an exceptional job at blending his OWN uncle chicken george,kizzy,and the rest of em,his parents bertha,and simon et;al, he really did do a great blending of REAL life fact
when it come to HIS familia, and also encompassing fiction(but based on also things yes the black man had to go through,and women,the children,etc. slavery etc,the "gringo" (white man)mistreatment of the good black people... He created ROOTS,and ROOTS-TNG(the next generation) exceptionally well.So well that we are still here talking about it and many generations to come
LOVE this movie!
Love ROOTS(the next generation,starring:
Ms.Irene Cara,Dorian Harewood.
~ Simon and Bertha Palmer,"introduce us to Alexander Palmer Haley." ~