Cicely Tyson on Roots, Grief and Strength

In the iconic miniseries Roots, Cicely Tyson plays Binta, the mother of Kunta Kinte. During filming, Cicely lost her own mother. Watch as she discusses how being "broken open" influenced her onscreen portrayal of a mother whose son was taken from her. Plus, find out why Cicely says she treasures the negative experiences in her life more than the positive ones.

The complete Roots miniseries is now available on DVD in stores and online.