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

Researching The Unknown
(Researching The Unknown by Alex Haley was originally published in the February 1973 issue of Writer’s Yearbook.) My family’s seven
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Alex Haley’s Taproot
(For the January 1, 1982 issue of These Times Magazine, Betty Kossick, a free-lance writer and published author, interviewed Alex
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