Alex Haley & Black History

Alexander Murray Palmer Haley (August 11, 1921 – February 10, 1992) was an African-American writer. He is best known as the author of Roots: The Saga of an American Family and the co-author of The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month, is an annual observance in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom for remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. 4.0/5

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It is officially Black History month, the shortest month on the calendar...so let's rock it out! My first black mail pic is of me, Maurice N Kesha Dozier Harris and the legend Alex Haley! lol dozier Harris
When I was younger I thought Black History month was cool. As I got older I realized that the Great African Americans deserved more than a month to be celebrated(The shortest month at that smh). MLK, Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, Frederick Douglas, Alex Haley, Harriet Tubman, Thurgood Marshall, Ben Carson, Muhammad Ali and more deserve to be recognized 24/7 365
On this day in Black History: Alex Haley was born on this day in 1921. Alexander Murray Palmer Haley (August 11, 1921 – February 10, 1992) was an African-American writer. He is best known as the author of Roots: The Saga of an American Family and the co-author of The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Haley was born in Ithaca, New York, on August 11, 1921, and was the oldest of three brothers and a sister. Haley lived with his family in Henning, Tennessee, before he returned to Ithaca with his family when he was five years old. Haley's father was a professor of agriculture at Alabama A&M University. The younger Haley always spoke proudly of his father and the obstacles of racism he had overcome. Alex Haley was enrolled at Alcorn State University at age 15. Two years later he returned to his parents to inform them of his withdrawal from college. Simon Haley felt that Alex needed discipline and growth and convinced his son to enlist in the military when he turned 18. On May 24, 1939, Alex Haley began his twenty ...
Today in Black History: April 18, 1977 Alex Haley, author of "Roots" was awarded Pultizer Prize. Also on April 18, 1983 Alice Walker is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for The Color Purple. Ten days later the novel will also win the American Book Award for fiction.
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