Episode 3 | Roots

Young George - son of Kizzy and slave owner Tom Lea - grows up to become involved in cockfighting. His flamboyancy and impressive bird-training skills earn him the nickname of Chicken George and he wins many fights for Tom Lea, as he starts to dream of becoming a free man one day.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 1'39'54''
  • Broadcast year: 2017
Curriculum Connection
  • History | The Slave Trade

Licence: ERA Licence required


UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Four
  • Programme: Roots
  • Episode: 3