Alex Haley was called upon by many authors to write Forewords and Introductions for their published works. In total, Alex wrote 21 individual Forewords for books and 3 audio narration Forewords for Conversations With Roy DeCarava: A Film by Carroll Parrot Blue, Stories Under African Skies: Stories in the African American Tradition and The Story Of The Coast Guard (U.S. Coast Guard Bicentennial: 1790-1990). In addition, he also narrated Once Upon a Vision: The Berea Story which originally aired on November 10, 2008 by Kentucky Educational Television (KET). Therefore, here are all the cover images of the works that Alex Haley contributed to with personally written and personally spoken narrated Forewords.
Alex Haley Forewords And Introductions
African American storytelling continues its strong tradition today. We have focused on storytelling and its value in teaching history. But its overall importance to the black experience is as fundamental as language itself. Its importance to the community today is just as significant as it ever was. But in this era of technological advancements, and satellite communications, storytelling has adapted to contemporary sensibilities and patterns of understanding. African Americans are still consummate storytellers but they do it as performers, actors, musicians, folklores, preachers, teachers, commentators, politicians, and even historians. Traditions have evolved to satisfy today's needs, but they each and all began under African skies. ~ Alex Haley. (From his Conclusion to Stories Under African Skies: Stories in the African American Tradition. © 1992, 2005 by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. All Rights Reserved.)
- Appalachian Heritage - Special Issue: Blacks In Appalachia - Alex Haley Speak About The Foundation Timbers of The South.
- Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben, And Rastus - Chronicles African Americans' First Appearances In Advertisements In The United States.
- Climbing Your Family Tree - Online And Off-Line Genealogy For Kids Is A Complete Child Friendly, Genealogical Research Guide.
- Conversations With Roy DeCarava - A Film by Carroll Parrot Blue - Alex Haley Narrates A Biography of Photographer Roy DeCarava.
- Daufuskie Island - Photographs By Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe And The Words of Alex Haley Express Early Life On The Island.
- Encyclopedia of Southern Culture - Offers An Extraordinary Portrait of One of The Nation's Richest Cultural Landscapes.
- Ethnic Genealogy: A Research Guide - A Single Volume Reference Tool For Librarians, Researchers, Archivists And Genealogists.
- From Freedom To Freedom: African Roots In American Soil - An Anthology Based On Roots: The Saga of An American Family.
- I Have a Dream: A Collection of Black Americans On U.S. Postage Stamps - Commemorates Those Who Have Made A Difference.
- I Sought My Brother: An Afro-American Reunion - The Discovery of The Well-Preserved African Presence In The New World.
- Literary Voices #1 - In His Foreword, Alex Haley Gives Us Further Insights Into The Myriad Facets of The Craft of Writing.
- Making Schools Work: Strategies For Changing Education - Marcus A. Foster, The First Black Superintendent of Oakland Schools.
- Marva Collins' Way: Returning To Excellence In Education - An Inspiring Story About One of America's Most Effective Educators.
- Movin' Up: Pop Gordy Tells His Story - The Autobiography of A Son of A Slave And Father of The Founder of Motown Records.
- Somerset Homecoming: Recovering A Lost Heritage - Dorothy Redford Recovers The History of Her Enslaved Ancestors.
- Stories of America - The Stories of America Series Represents Part of Alex Haley's Legacy To The Children of America.
- Stories Under African Skies: Stories In The African American Tradition - A Music Recording With A Special Narration By Alex Haley.
- The Heritage of Blacks In North Carolina - A Volume of Personal Genealogical Studies of A Statewide Group of Afro-Americans.
- The Magazine Writer's Workbook: A Worktext of Instruction And Exercises - Memo To A Would-Be Writer By Alex Haley.
- The Oratory of Negro Leaders: 1900-1968 - Examines The Personal And Professional Lives of Many Famous Black Orators.
- The Story Of The Coast Guard - An Audio Narration By Alex Haley About The United States Coast Guard In Which He Served.
- They That Go Down To The Sea - A Bicentennial Pictorial History of The United States Coast Guard From 1790-1990.
- Tom Bradley: The Impossible Dream - A Biography About The Very First African American Elected Mayor of Los Angeles, California.
- Uncle Sam Must Be Losing The War: Black Marines of The 51st - Bill Downey Describes His Experiences & Duties As A Black Marine.
Alex Haley Roots Foundation Contacts
|Bill Haley Jr.||Chris Haley||Andrea Blackstone|
|Chief Executive Officer|
|Public Speaker / Actor / Performer|
|Grove Street Magazine Founder|