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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Hood said that, since 1988, Journal Communications - a company co-founded by "Roots" author Alex Haley - has worked with chambers of commerce and economic development agencies to help market more than 500 small to midsize communities, including Eugene.
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.
Woolridge says she noticed visitors bypassed the library's rich collections, which feature everything from unpublished handwritten manuscripts by Roots author Alex Haley to the history of ancient Egypt.
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).
Black Like Me, (Griffin, 1961), Confessions of a White Racist, (King, 1971), Black Rage, (Greer & Cobbs, 1968), and other shorter works and excerpts by author such as Alex Haley and James Baldwin.
At a diplomat's home in Bamako some years ago, en route to Gambia for a visit with the African story-teller or griot so central to the tales behind Roots: The Saga of an American Family, Alex Haley regaled dinner guests by tracing his skill as a writer to the letters penned for fellow Coast Guardsmen wishing to kindle, maintain, or dampen romances hither and yon.
Alex Haley the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, who died in 1992, acknowledged later in his career that co-writing the book with Malcolm had a great impact on his own life that resulted in the writing of his ancestral saga Roots in 1976.
FED up with being John Grisham, the author of legal thrillers tries his hand at being Alex Haley in this Roots-type tale from the Deep South.
Tovares, Alex Haley, in THE MUSEUM OF BROADCAST COMMUNICATIONS ARCHIVES, available at http://www.
1992: Alex Haley, author whose work included Roots.
Alex Haley with Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X (New York: Ballentine Books, 1964)338-342.
It wasn't what we expected when we arrived in the West African state where Alex Haley set his book Roots on the slave trade.