1921 – 1992
Who was Alex Haley?
Alexander Murray Palmer "Alex" Haley was an American writer. He is best known as the author of the 1976 book Roots: The Saga of an American Family. It was adapted by ABC as a TV mini-series of the same name and aired in 1977 to a record-breaking 130 million viewers. It had great influence on awareness in the United States of African-American history and inspired a broad interest in genealogy and family history.
He was working on a second family history novel at his death. Haley had requested that David Stevens, a screenwriter, complete it; the book was published as Alex Haley's Queen. It was adapted as a film of the same name released in 1993.
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- Aug 11, 1921
- Also known as
- Alexander Murray Palmer Haley
- African American
- United States of America
- Alcorn State University
- Elizabeth City State University
- Lived in
- Feb 10, 1992
on July 23, 2013
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