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.

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

— 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

His Flat Tire Uncovered History
(His Flat Tire Uncovered History by Alex Haley was originally published in the January 1957 issue of Coronet.) California historians
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Search For An Ancestor
(Search For An Ancestor was originally published in the January 1974 issue of The Listener—a weekly magazine established by the
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