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Kunta Kinte was a proud man who never forgot who he was or where he came from. He was a brave hero who tried his hardest not to give in to the evil whites. The evil whites were the ones who took him from his home, family, and life when he had been unfortunate enough to be out alone in the woods, chopping wood for a drum he was planning to make back in his native land of Africa. Never once, did he make it easy for his white masters to own him as a slave. Not even after having his foot chopped off for attempting to run away for a fourth time. By the time he had outgrown his running days and had a wife and child of his own in America, he chose not to let his African culture die, but instead, to pass it on to his young daughter. All that he told his daughter has been passed down now for seven generations. The most recent decendant, Alex Haley, proved to have the heroism in his genes when he took the liberty of sharing this magnificent story with all of us.
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