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.

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The Man Who Wouldn’t Quit
(The Man Who Wouldn’t Quit was first published in Reader’s Digest in March 1963. In 2007, Reader’s Digest republished the
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Writing Three Thank-You Letters
(Writing Three Thank-You Letters by Alex Haley was originally published in the November 21, 1982 issue of PARADE Magazine.) Alex
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