Alex Haley

Alex Haley is said to have “walked the walk and talked the talk.” Characterized by his slow, honeyed voice, he is one of America’s greatest oral and written storytellers.

“Racism is taught in our society, it is not automatic. It is learned behavior toward persons with dissimilar physical characteristics.”

— Alex Haley

As “the father of popular genealogy,” Alex Haley’s timeless novel, Roots: The Saga of an American Family, illuminates and humanizes America’s era of slavery and ultimately reflects the personal mantra visible in all his work.


Featured Articles / Interviews

Chasing Rainbows Memories of a Southern Boyhood
(Chasing Rainbows Memories of a Southern Boyhood by Alex Haley was published in the March 1980 issue of Panorama TV
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Alex Haley Tells The Story Of His Search For Roots
Alex Haley Tells The Story Of His Search For Roots is a 2-LP recording of a two-hour lecture Haley gave
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