Haley at first dismissed the charge, but later issued a public statement affirming that Courlander's book had been the source, and Haley attributed the error to a mistake of one of his assistant researchers. He rejected the name imposed upon him by his owners and refused to speak to others. He described them as a family in which the men were blacksmiths, descended from a marabout named Kairaba Kunta Kinte, originally from Mauritania. Views Read Edit View history. Kizzy is Haley's only ancestor in the genealogy link to Kunta Kinte, who spent the majority of his life in slavery.
Daleyza. Age: 29.
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Noelle. Age: 32.
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In the original miniseries, the character was portrayed as a teenager by LeVar Burton and as an adult by John Amos. The extent to which Kunta Kinte is based on fact is disputed. Archived from the original on October 27, Instead of independent confirmation of the Kunta Kinte story, he was actually hearing his own words repeated back to him. After being recaptured during the last of his four escape attempts, the slave catchers gave him a choice: he would be castrated or have his right foot cut off. According to Haley, Kunta Kinte was based on one of his ancestors: a Gambian man who was born in , enslaved and taken to America and who died in Haley quoted Fofana as telling him: "About the time the king's soldiers came, the eldest of these four sons, Kunta, went away from this village to chop wood and was never seen again.