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‘Roots': See the cast then and now

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Now: The original members of the TV show “Roots,” pictured on May 11, 2016: John Amos, left, Lynne Moody, Ben Vereen, Leslie Uggams, Georg Stanford Brown, Louis Gossett Jr., Sandy Duncan. Here are some photos from their roles in 1977 and now.

 (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
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Then: LeVar Burton as Kunta Kinte in a scene from ABC’s “Roots,” which aired in 1977.

 (ABC)
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Now: LeVar Burton on May 9, 2016.

 (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
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Then: Madge Sinclair and John Amos in “Roots," which aired in 1977.

 (ABC)
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Now: John Amos on May 11, 2016.

 (Amy Sussman / Invision / Associated Press)
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Then: Ben Vereen as Chicken George in a scene from ABC’s “Roots,” which aired in 1977.

 (Amy Sussman / Invision / Associated Press)
Ben Vereen

Now: Ben Vereen on May 11, 2016.

 (Amy Sussman / Invision / Associated Press)
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Then: Lynne Moody as Irene in a scene from “Roots,” which aired in 1977.

 (ABC)
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Now: Lynne Moody on May 11, 2016.

 (Amy Sussman / Invision / Associated Press)
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Then: Leslie Uggams as Kizzy and Richard Roundtree as Sam in a scene from “Roots,” which aired in 1977.

 (ABC)
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Now: Leslie Uggams on May 11, 2016.

 (Amy Sussman / Invision / Associated Press)
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Then: Sandy Duncan as Missy Anne Reynolds in “Roots,” which aired in 1977.

 (ABC)
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Now: Sandy Duncan on May 11, 2016.

 (Amy Sussman / Invision / Associated Press)
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Then: Georg Stanford Brown as Tom Harvey in a scene from “Roots,” which aired in 1977.

 (ABC)
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Now: Georg Stanford Brown on May 11, 2016.

 (Amy Sussman / Invision / Associated Press)
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Then: Louis Gossett Jr. as Fiddler in “Roots,” which aired in 1977.

 (ABC)
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Now: Louis Gossett Jr. on May 11, 2016.

 (Amy Sussman / Invision / Associated Press)
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