Alex Haley,


Alex Haley, "A History of the Negro in America," 1968


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Alex Haley was an American author and writer of several critically acclaimed novels and biographies including Malcolm X, and Roots: The Saga of an American Family. A fervent scholar of African American history, Haley here gives a presentation centered around his genealogical research in preparation for writing Roots. Referring to African Americans as “the only unwilling immigrants” to the United States, Haley traces his own roots back to the slave ship that brought his ancestors to the New World, detailing European first impressions of African culture, and vice versa.


Genealogy, North Atlantic Slave Trade, Roots, American Civil Rights Movement, Malcolm X, Corporal Punishment, Gambia, Islam, Koran

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Alex Haley,