Quotes by Alex Haley

About Alex Haley:

Alexander Murray Palmer "Alex" Haley was an American writer known as the author of the 1976 book Roots: The Saga of an American Family. The book was adapted by ABC as a TV mini-series of the same name and aired in 1977 to a record-breaking 130 million viewers. It had great influence on awareness in the United States of African-American history and inspired a broad interest in genealogy and family history.

Author Bio

  • NameAlex Haley
  • DescriptionAfrican American biographer, screenwriter, and novelist
  • BornAugust 11, 1921
  • DiedFebruary 10, 1992
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionJournalist; Writer; Historian; Novelist
  • WorksQueen: The Story Of An American Family; Roots: The Saga Of An American Family
  • AwardsSpingarn Medal; Lillian Smith Book Award