Alex Haley

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United States writer and Afro-American who wrote a fictionalized account of tracing his family roots back to Africa (1921-1992)


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Caption: Alex Haley with Burton on the set of 1977's Roots
Further inspired after winning an Ebony magazine short-story contest and receiving a lovely letter from author Alex Haley, Draper began writing longhand while she served as a study-hall monitor.
Author James Michener recounts the mysterious present from a neighbor that changed the course of his life; award-winning playwright Neil Simon witnesses his mother experience a moment of pure happiness; Pulitzer Prize winner Alex Haley shares why he broke down in tears when he first visited the offices of a famous newspaper; President Dwight D.
After his epic saga Roots was published in 1976, Alex Haley said that in his office he had a picture of a turtle sitting on a fencepost.
In 1976, Alex Haley published Roots: The Saga of an American Family, a novel based on his family's history, starting with the story of Kunta Kinte, who was kidnapped in The Gambia in 1767 and transported to the Province of Maryland to be sold as a slave.
We are indebted to the late Manning Marable for choosing, as did Alex Haley, to resuscitate the life experience of Malcolm Little.
Tommy, who celebrates his 43rd birthday today, explains: "I originally wrote it as two one-act plays, and I was inspired by Alex Haley.
The first biography of Malcolm X, Autobiography of Malcolm X, by Alex Haley, was published just days after his death, without Malcolm X having read the proofs.
Butler, Roots by Alex Haley, The Signifying Monkey by Henry Louis Gates, Up from Slavery by Booker T.
nor Alex Haley hold a position of prominence in the book.
99 [pounds sterling]), the book that began the fascination, by American journalist and writer Alex Haley.
Alex Haley, author of best-seller Roots, paid a surprise visit to BAM and addressed the audience.
The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley, by Attallah Shabazz (foreword), Alex Haley (interviewer), Malcolm X (primary contributor), Ballantine, 1987
Instead, Lyne argues, the exculpatory binary allows those he considers "political conservatives" like Spike Lee and Alex Haley to appear as radicals even when the story of Malcolm X is read "not as a fulcrum for mass activism but rather as a bible for personal improvement" (55).