Burbank, CA: American Broadcasting Company [ABC], 1978. Final Draft script for the season one, episode seven of the 1979 television mini-series, originally broadcast on February 24, 1979 on ABC. Ribbon copy Master typescript, from which all other copies of this draft were made.
In the final installment of this epic tale, Alex, along with his family gather in Henning, Tennessee to bury Aunt Lizzie. His brothers are successful and Alex writes for a living, which has father finds disappointment in. He meets Malcolm X and eventually writes co-authors his book "The Autobiography of Malcolm X," finished several weeks before the assassination of the subject. Eventually he decides to learn about his family history, leading him all over the South and eventually to The Gambia where he finds a village and a griot who recalls the story of Kunta Kinte, a young Mandinka warrior who Alex believes to be his great ancestor.
White titled wrappers. Title page present, dated October 27, 1978, noted as Final: Engraved on Granite, with credits for screenwriter Kinoy and writer Haley. 122 leaves on blue line stock, typed, with revision pages throughout, dated variously between 10/27/78 and 11/678. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, unbound.
24 pages, mimeograph duplication. Near Fine, unbound.