Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Alex Haley Interview

Alex Haley (1921-1992) was a biographer, scriptwriter, and novelist. His most famous work was Roots: The Saga of an American Family, the story of family through the line of his slave ancestor, Kunta Kinte. Other works of Haley include the following:
  • Queen
  • Mama Flora’s Family
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X
  • Roots: The Next Generation
1983 Alex Haley InterviewIn 1983, Alex Haley visited Fort Wayne, Indiana for an interview to discuss his book and mini-series, "Roots". While there, he also appeared on the talk show, "A New Generation" and was interviewed by Steve Miller.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello Professor Dru,

Thank you for pulling our coats concerning this video.

I appreciated it and will come back to view it again. Alex haley said some poignant things that perhaps shines a light on what we genealogists do - or think we do.

"Guided by the Ancestors"