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Black in Belfast

Over the past five years while I was conducting research for Alex Haley’s Roots: An Author’s Odyssey, I had the pleasure of interviewing several of Haley’s friends, fellow writers, and colleagues.In 2010, during an interview I conducted with Fulton Oursler, Jr., a...

Was ALEX HALEY really on a game show? YES!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk6WzB9Zwgw] In late 1964, Alex Haley was finalizing the galleys of his co-authored book, the highly anticipated The Autobiography of Malcolm X. At that same time, he was also in talks with book publisher Doubleday, Inc. about...