Alex Haley & Black History
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A few Selected Black History Facts For Sunday February 10th Alex Haley, renowned author, dies February 10, 1992 American biographer, scriptwriter, author who became famous with the publication of the novel ROOTS, which traces his ancestry back to Africa and covers seven American generations as they are taken slaves to the United States. The book was adapted to television series, and woke up an interest in genealogy, particularly among African-Americans. Haley himself commented that the book was not so much history as a study of mythmaking. "What Roots gets at in whatever form, is that it touches the pulse of how alike we human beings are when you get down to the bottom, beneath these man-imposed differences." Andrew Brimmer appointed to Fed. Reserve Bd. February 10, 1966 Andrew Brimmer becomes the first African-American governor of the Federal Reserve Board when he is appointed by President Johnson 1946 Georgia-born Jackie Robinson -- major league baseball's first black play February 10, 1946 1946 Georgia ...
SIMPLY SPOTLIGHT: Black History Month. Today we spotlight Levar Burton, an actor, presenter, director, producer, and author. Burton is best known for portraying the young Kunta Kinte in the 1977 award-winning ABC television miniseries Roots, based on the novel by Alex Haley. He is also well known for his role as Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation as well as the co-creator and host of the PBS children's program Reading Rainbow. Burton was host and executive producer of Reading Rainbow starting in 1983 for PBS. The series ran for 23 seasons, making it one of the longest running children's programs on the network. Furthermore, the series garnered several awards over its run, including a Peabody Award and twenty-six Emmy Awards, ten of which were in the "Outstanding Children's Series" category. Burton himself won 12 Emmy Awards as host and producer of the show. After Reading Rainbow went off the air in 2006, Burton and his business partner, Mark Wolfe acquired the global rights ...
Black History Lesson continues " On February 3, ABC airs the final episode of the miniseries Roots, based on the Alex Haley's genealogical novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family. The final episode of Roots achieves the highest-ever ratings for a single program. Roots, which stars Maya Angelou,Levar Burton,O.J. Simpson and Louis Gossett Jr., would go on to win nine Emmys, a Golden Globe and a Peabody Award. 1978 The Roland Corporation introduces the Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer, one of the first programmable drum machines. Because of the 808's kick drum sound and deep sub-bass, it provides the basis for the majority of the early baselines in rap and is still widely utilized today. Disco Fever, a small nightclub in the Bronx, crosses over to a hip-hop club and becomes the first club to play rap music exclusively. Among the performers at Disco Fever are Grandmaster Flash,Lovebug Starski,DJ Hollywood,Eddie Cheba,DJ Junebug,Brucie Bee,SWeet Gee and Reggie Wells. 1979 "Rapper's Delight" by Sugar Hill Gang ...
On this day (Feb 7),...our Black History Fact is.On Feb 7, 1872, Alcorn A&M (now Alcorn State University) was founded as a land-grant insitution. Among their famous alums: Donald Driver (former NFL Green Bay Packer) , Medgar Evers, Steve Mcnair and Larry Smith (former NBA and WNBA coach). Also, Alex Haley, Alexander O'neal and Michael Clarke Duncan all attended at one point in time All Hail those Might Braves!!
I can't think of a better movie to watch during Black History Month. Alex Haley would be...proud? (slightly NSFW)
For Black History I'm gonna try to post a black History picture and fact this Alex Haley Author famous…
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
My first black history is from someone who showed me and everybody in america back in the late 70's who had a tv. He showed where our ancestors came from THE MOTHER LAND AFRICA and how black history started for black people in the UNITEDSTATES of AMERICA and he is ALEX HALEY "ROOTS"
Today starts Black History Month! A month full of trivia, and major accomplishments! From the first African American- Miss America (1983) ( Vanesss L Williams) or our first African-American President ( Barack Obama) African Americans have made and will continue to make contributions to sports, entertainment, music, and all aspects of life. Here are a few I would like to recognize : James Baldwin, Colin Powell, Denzel Washington, Michael Jordan, Mohamed Ali, Jack Johnson, Madame C Walker, Booker T Washington, George Washington Carver, Martin Luther King Jr, Frederick E Douglas, W E Dubious, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holliday, Billie Dee Williams, Ray Charles, James Brown, Tuskegee Airmen, Nelson Mandela, Josephine Baker, Alex Haley, Lorraine Hans berry, Ruby Dee, Sidney Poitier, Miles Davis, John E Johnson and all other African Americans who have contributed and sacrificed and broke barriers!! This one is for you!! :-)
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
the truth shall set you free Haley voice (it is Black History Month)
Black History Month. I want to thank Alex Haley, Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, MLK, etc for paving the way for blacks
Celebrate Black History There is a story of one man’s son who died fighting the Taliban in Eastern Afghanistan. When asked how he felt about his son’s death, the man said with tears in his eyes “If we are going to enjoy our liberty in this country, I guess I have to be willing to let go of my son so that all of us can be free. This month of February is the month this nation celebrates our heritage. February is the month where we identify many great Black Americans who have given up their freedom, their independence and their privileges so others can have them. Please don’t let their sacrifices be in vain. Talk to your children about Louis Armstrong, Booker T. Washington, Thurgood Marshall, Barbara Jordan, Langston Hughes, Jesse Jackson, Ella Fitzgerald, Charles Drew, Jesse Owen, Maya Angelou, Alex Haley, Colin Powell, Sidney Poitier, Oprah Winfrey, Jackie Robinson, Madame C.J. Walker, Vanessa Williams and Mary Mcleod Bethune. Use this month to educate your children and give them insight as to why ...
Today In Black History 1. 2003-Nell Carter dies at age 54. Nell Carter, who played the stout, sassy housekeeper on the 1980s sitcom "Gimme a Break!" and won a Tony Award in 1978 for her sultry turn in the Broadway musical "Ain't Misbehavin'," died at 54. 2. 1993-Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey, founder of gospel music died in Chicago, Illinois. He was a prolific composer, performer and recording artist. His signature songs "Take my Hand Precious Lord" and "Peace in the Valley" have become gospel music traditionals that have been recorded by many artists. He wrote "Take my Hand Precious Lord" after the unexpected death of his wife and newborn child. Source: All Music Biography 3. 1977-ABC-TV begins televising the Roots mini-series (which would go on to be the most watched mini-series in history), based on Alex Haley's book. 4. 1976-Paul Robeson, actor, singer, athelete and activist, Paul Robeson, dies. 5. 1962-Demonstrations against discrimination in off-campus housing staged by students at University of Chicago, Ja ...
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 ...
Ok so no knock on the Robco library system but for $10 we joined the Horry County library as out of towners. The Surfside Library is super nice and I was able to put in a request for like 8 books and an audio cd set that they will get pulled from the other branches for me in a couple days. I think the limit you can have checked out at one time is something insane like 50 items. Patrick got a Thomas DVD and Sophia got a book and a Power Rangers DVD. He kept telling the librarian how he was going to watch it at home. Just as a comparison when Sophia went to do her first ever book report on Alex Haley for Black History Month every possible book in the Robco system was "lost" - checked out and never returned or just unaccounted for. Sad.
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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