Alex Haley

“When you start about family, about lineage and ancestry, you are talking about every person on earth.”

— 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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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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A Word From Alex Haley
Published in The Library Development Review, Knoxville: University of Tennessee, 1990 / 1991 by James B. Lloyd (Editor) and Laura C. Simic
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