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  Kunta Kinte — Alex Haley Foundation Memorial
It portrays in word and symbol Alex Haley's vision for national racial reconciliation and healing, and symbolizes in Kunta Kinte and his descendants the triumph of the human spirit in very difficult times.
The Memorial includes a sculpture group of a seated Alex Haley reading from a book on his lap to three children of different ethnic backgrounds.
It is envisioned that the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial will be the catalyst and focal point for renewed interest in genealogy, history, and the arts.
www.kintehaley.org /memorial.html   (306 words)

 Kunta Kinte — Alex Haley Foundation Roots Alex Haley Bio
Alexander Murray Palmer Haley was born on August 11, 1921 in Ithaca, New York.
As a young boy, Alex Haley first learned of his African ancestor, Kunta Kinte, by listening to the family stories of his maternal grandparants while spending his summers in Henning, Tennessee.
Haley was the first member of the U.S. Coast Guard with a Journalist designation (rating).
www.kintehaley.org /rootshaleybio.html   (512 words)

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Alexander Murray Palmer Haley, the oldest of three sons (George and Julius), was born to Simon and Bertha (Palmer) Haley on August 11, 1921, in Ithaca, New York.
Alex and his mother remained with the Palmers, while Simon returned to Cornell University to complete his graduate studies in agriculture.
Haley conducted research in the Library of Congress and in Great Britain, where maritime records were available for slave ships.
www.tnstate.edu /library/digital/Haley.htm   (845 words)

  USCGC Alex Haley - Kodiak, Alaska
Born in Ithica, New York, August 11, 1921, Alex P Haley graduated from high school at 15, attended State Teacher's College in Elizabeth City, North Carolina for two years and, at the urging of his father, enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1939 as a mess attendant, 3rd class.
The Coast Guard cutter Alex Haley is based in Kodiak, Alaska, where it conducts the Coast Guard missions of search and rescue and fisheries law enforcement in the Gulf of Alaska, the Bering Sea and the North Pacific.
Haley, died in 1992, and had a long and distinguished career as both a journalist and a novelist, and began writing as a hobby while assigned as a steward aboard various cutters during World War II.
www.uscg.mil /pacarea/haley/noframes/history.html   (1041 words)

  Tennessee history, preservation and educational artifacts
Alex Palmer Haley was born on Aug. 11, 1921 in Ithaca, NY to Bertha George and Simon Alexander Haley.
Bertha Haley, who was a highly educated lady, always stressed the importance of education and proper speech on her son and bristled at the idea that he might come to think of himself as something less than he was capable of being because of the old stories.
Haley’s literacy and command of language earned the respect of his shipmates and they soon had him performing a variety of tasks, chief among them was ghost-writing love letters to girlfriends back home in the states.
www.tennesseehistory.com /class/Ahaley.htm   (2851 words)

 Alex Haley
Alex Palmer Haley (1921 - February 10, 1992), was an African-American US Coast Guardsman who was the lead journalist for the service before retiring to become a senior editor for Reader's Digest[?].
Born in Ithaca, New York, Haley grew up in the Southern U.S. and served in the Coast Guard from 1939 to 1959; during this time he started writing short stories and articles.
Haley's fame was marred by accusations of plagiarism, and after a trial he was permitted to settle out of court, having admitted that he copied large passages from The African (by another writer).
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/al/Alex_Haley.html   (273 words)

 Alex Haley - MSN Encarta
Alex Haley (1921-1992), American author, whose books helped popularize the study of fl history and genealogy.
Born in Ithaca, New York, Haley was educated at Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College and at Elizabeth City Teachers College.
Roots, for which Haley received special citations from the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award committees in 1977, was translated into 26 languages and made into a television miniseries (1977).
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761579628/Haley_Alex.html   (325 words)

 Alex Haley
Alexander Murray Palmer Haley, the oldest of three sons (George and Julius), was born to Simon and Bertha (Palmer) Haley on August 11, 1921, in Ithaca, New York.
Alex and his mother remained with the Palmers, while Simon returned to Cornell University to complete his graduate studies in agriculture.
Haley conducted research in the Library of Congress and in Great Britain, where maritime records were available for slave ships.
www.voorhees.edu /vcclassics/synopsis_Alex_Haley.htm   (854 words)

 Haley, Alex Criticism and Essays
Haley did not have the final approval of the script for Roots and he feels that it did not accurately represent his viewpoint.
Haley has been criticized for his idealization of history, for his stilted and artificial dialogue, for reverse racism, and for factual errors.
Haley calls his story "faction," neither fact nor fiction, and it is this dual nature which saves it from being a romantic melodrama or a scholarly treatise and seems to give it its power.
www.enotes.com /contemporary-literary-criticism/haley-alex   (363 words)

 Haley, Alex
Alex Haley, an African American writer, is best known for as the author of the novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family, from which two television miniseries, Roots and Roots II, were adapted.
Fishbein also analyzed an inherent contradiction in Haley's work--it centers on the family as an independent unit that isolates itself from the rest of the community and is thus unable effectively to fight the forces of slavery and racism.
The importance of Alex Haley and the impact of his work on television history should not be underestimated.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/H/htmlH/haleyalex/haleyalex.htm   (1077 words)

 Alex Haley
Alex was born to Simon and Bertha Haley in Ithaca, New York, and moved shortly after to Henning, Tennessee.
In Henning, young Alex heard stories from his maternal grandmother, Cynthia Palmer, who traced the family genealogy to Haley's great-great-great-great-grandfather, who was an African named "Kin-tay." He was brought to America on a slave ship and renamed Toby.
Among Haley's later literary projects were the history of the town of Henning and a biography of Frank Wills, the security guard who discovered the Watergate break-in, leading to the eventual resignation of President Richard M. Nixon.
www.amsaw.org /amsaw-ithappenedinhistory-081103-haley.html   (1093 words)

 Haley -- The Master Storyteller Whose `Roots' Ran Very Deep   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In a deep, velvety voice Haley told the story of Queen Haley, his paternal grandmother, and described her in such lush physical and emotional detail that, once again, a Haley became part of your family.
Haley, who died early Monday in Seattle, where he had been scheduled to speak, pulled us into the drawing rooms of living history and created characters that became part of the American lexicon.
A passenger on the train where Haley's father was working as a porter during the summers was so impressed by the father that he sent his tuition of $480.20 to a North Carolina agricultural college.
www-tech.mit.edu /V112/N4/haley.04w.html   (927 words)

 Alex Haley Biography | Authors and Artists for Young Adults
Alex Haley was a journalist, essayist, and historical novelist, but he is best known for writing the benchmark 1976 novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family, which was celebrated as an affirmation of African American heritage and as a universal story of humankind's search for identity.
Haley was survived by his third wife, the former Myra Lewis, from whom he was separated.
Haley, who had four grandchildren, was buried on the grounds of the Alex Haley Museum at his childhood hometown of Henning, Tennessee.
www.bookrags.com /biography/alex-haley-aya   (1610 words)

 Amazon.ca: Reviews for Roots: Books: Alex Haley   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Haley does a brilliant job of getting inside the heads, hearts and souls of his forbear, Kunta Kinte and his family, however fictional certain aspects of the story may be.
Haley couldn't have known what they were saying exactly, his ancestors, or the little things in their daily lives, so he gave them life through his life experiences and through his research and the time period.
Haley, not being a witness to the majority of his ancestor's lives, was naturally forced to write dialogue and scenarios that are not certifiably factual, though many of them are based on fact.
www.amazon.ca /Roots-Alex-Haley/dp/customer-reviews/0440174643   (2975 words)

 Black History Month Biography - Alex Haley   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Alex worked at the Coast guard for 20 years from 1939-1959 until he was 36 years of age.
After Alex wrote The Autobiography Of Malcolm X. Before Alex Haley met Malcolm X he was writing the book Roots.
I think that Alex Haley was a very good example of how you shouldn't judge people on the outside, but on the inside, I also think he really made a difference in the world by writing the fantastic book Roots.
www.newton.mec.edu /bigelow/classroom/yerardi/blackhistory04/17blackhist04cr3/17blackhist04cr3index.htm   (320 words)

 Alex Haley
Alex Haley was born in Ithaca, New York, as the son of Simon Alexander Haley, a teacher, and the former Bertha George Palmer, also a teacher; she died when Alex was 10 and his father remarried two years later.
Haley did not excel at school or university.
However, Haley did not claim that it is possible to return to some Paradise, but depicted realistically his ancestors' life and how the villagers suffered occasionally from shortage of food.
www.kirjasto.sci.fi /ahaley.htm   (1839 words)

 Alex Haley
Alex Haley was the oldest child of Bertha and Simon Haley, two graduate students living in Ithaca, New York.
Haley was not an outstanding student, maintaining only a C average, but he graduated from high school at the age of fifteen.
Haley put in his twenty years, retiring in 1959 at the age of 37.
www.lib.utk.edu /refs/tnauthors/authors/haley-a.html   (705 words)

 Brother of "Roots" Author Alex Haley Cites Racial Healing in America
Washington -- George Haley, former U.S. ambassador to The Gambia and brother of "Roots" author Alex Haley, says the recent dedication of the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial in Annapolis, Maryland, not far from Washington, was as much a symbol of racial "healing" as a reminder of the shameful history of fl slavery in America.
After extensive genealogical research, Alex Haley determined that he was a descendent of the African and wrote a best-selling book based on Kinte's life, called "Roots." Published in 1976, the book won the National Book Award and in 1977 Haley received a special Pulitzer Prize for the work.
Haley said his current vision for the project is the same as when he was ambassador: "to strengthen U.S.-Gambian ties by increasing U.S. tourism and hopefully investment" in the small West African nation.
usinfo.state.gov /usa/blackhis/a070302.htm   (964 words)

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