Alex Haley, author of ROOTS, man, male, history, story teller, photography, black and white

Alexander Murray Palmer "Alex" Haley was an American writer known as the author of the 1976 book Roots: The Saga of an American Family. His works of historical fiction and reportage depicted the struggles of African Americans.

Have you visited the Alex Haley Statue in east Knoxville?

Knoxville has been home to many distinguished authors, one of which is immortalized by the Alex Haley Statue

Alex Haley's grandmother "Queen" who was born to an African slave mother and a white plantation son named Jackson on the Cypress Plantation in Alabama.  She was given his name of Jackson and after the war married Alex Haley (Grandfather) to young Alex Haley

Alex Haley's grandmother "Queen" who was born to an African slave mother and a white plantation son named Jackson on the Cypress Plantation in Alabama.

Robert's Black Heritage Page Alex Haley's ancestor Chicken George, played by Ben Vereen in the 1977 TV miniseries Roots

Historical portrait of 'Chicken George', author Alex Haley's ancestor, who was played by Ben Vereen in the 1977 TV miniseries "Roots".

Alex Haley, Coast Guard

Alex Haley, Coast Guard

Born on August 11, 1921, in Ithaca, New York, Alex Haley was an American writer whose works, including Roots and The Autobiography of Malcolm X, centered on the struggles of African Americans.

Alexander Murray Palmer Haley (August 1921 – February was an American writer. He is best known as the author of the 1976 book Roots: The Saga of an American Family and the co-author of The Autobiography of Malcolm X.

The REAL Chicken George.....in ALEX HALEY'S ROOTS..

The REAL Chicken George.in ALEX HALEY'S ROOTS. Wouldn't this be amazing if this truly is the real Chicken George. I learned more about slavery and the south from this book than I ever did from an class or text book.

Alex Haley House Museum And Interpretive Center in Henning, Tennessee

Alex Haley House Museum, (Roots) Henning TN - about a 45 min to 1 hour drive from Memphis, TN

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