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. 5.0/5

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This Day in Black History, April 18, 1977: Author and historian Alex Haley was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in journalism for his groundbreaking novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family on this day in 1977. In the book, Haley traced generations of his family’s history to Kunta Kinte, an 18th-century African sold into slavery in the American South. Roots spent 20 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list. That same year it was turned into an equally successful miniseries that was viewed by more Americans than any other program in the history of television at the time. In addition to Roots, Haley interviewed dozens of prominent African-Americans including Martin Luther King Jr., Miles Davis and Malcolm X for a series that ran in Playboy magazine, and also penned the international bestseller The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley. Haley died in Seattle on February 10, 1992. He was 70.
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
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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