Alex Haley

“My fondest hope is that ‘Roots’ may start black, white, brown, red, yellow people digging back for their own roots. Man, that would make me feel 90 feet tall.”

— 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.


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Family: A Humanizing Force
(Family: A Humanizing Force by Alex Haley was published in Volume 1 of the 13-Volume proceedings of the 1980 World
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Alex Haley: Southern Living
(Alex Haley: Southern Living was originally published in the January 1990 issue of Southern Living.) In his article, Alex Haley’s
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