2. One of the main characters in Alex Haley's 1976 book "Roots: Saga of an American Family."
3. One of the main characters in Alex Haley's 1977 ABC miniseries "Roots," which chronicles the lives of Kunta Kinte and his descendents. The young Kunta Kinte was played by LeVar Burton and the older Kinte was played by John Amos.
4. An African-American that lived in the 1700s. As a teenager, Kinte was captured in Africa by white slavers, taken across the Middle Passage, sold into slavery in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA, and renamed "Toby." Kunta Kinte is Alex Haley's great great great great-grandfather.