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.

“In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.”

— 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

Alex Haley’s Better Day
(Alex Haley’s Better Day is from Alex Haley’s commencement speech he delivered to an audience in Alumnae Hall at Brown
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I’m Talking To You, White Man
(I’m Talking To You, White Man was originally published in The Saturday Evening Post on September 12, 1964.) On September
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