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.

“Either you deal with what is the reality, or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you.”

— 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

The Girl Who Wouldn’t Give Up
(The Girl Who Wouldn’t Give Up by Alex Haley was originally published in the May 1961 issue of Reader’s Digest.
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Alex Haley - Ebony Magazine - 1976
A Black American’s Search For His Ancestral African (1976)
When I was a little boy of about five, I was living with my recently widowed Grandma in Henning, Tenn.
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