Alex Haley

“In my writing, as much as I could, I tried to find the good, and praise it.”

— 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.

As “the father of popular genealogy,” his 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

Tragedy Stalks The Sea: An Account of The Eastwind Disaster
(Tragedy Stalks The Sea: An Account of The Eastwind Disaster was published in the March 1949 issue of U.S. Coast
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The Jumpingest Man On Earth
(The Jumpingest Man On Earth by Alex Haley was originally published in the November 1961 issue of Reader’s Digest. In
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