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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Ernie Barnes / Artist
Ernie Barnes (1938 – 2009) was one of the most popular artists in the world. His depiction of the African
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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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