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Kingsport Times-News

Alex Haley wrote here – “Roots” author’s desk resides in Pennington Gap

PENNINGTON GAP — The desk where Alex Haley wrote his best sellers “Roots” and “Queen” sat in a Johnson City warehouse for 30 years after the author’s death. On Thursday, the desk and a matching credenza found a new home at the Appalachian African American Cultural Center, where officials hope Haley’s legacy will boost the center’s mission of educating and sparking discussions about race and the history of black communities.
PENNINGTON GAP, VA
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Alex Haley completes Bering Sea patrol

Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Kodiak based Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley is back home following a 35 day winter patrol in the Bering Sea. During that time, the Coast Guard says in a press released that the crew conducted domestic fisheries enforcement, responded to search and rescue cases and performed at sea medical evacuations from the Bering Sea fishing fleet.
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Coast Guard cutter Alex Haley medevacs its 2nd patient in 4 days

The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a man from a fish processing boat north of Cold Bay Monday. The 62-year-old man was hoisted from the 254-foot Phoenix after he experienced stroke-like symptoms, according to a USCG news release. Officials at the command center in Juneau received the initial medevac request shortly before 11 a.m. Monday morning.
JUNEAU, AK
Sidney Sun Telegraph

Alex Haley and 'Roots'

Roots, the television miniseries, aired over eight nights, from Sunday, January 23, through Sunday, January 30, in 1977, forty-five years ago. It proved wildly successful, despite ABC executives’ fears about showing white men kidnapping, buying, selling, and whipping black men, and women. It made television history though. Some 30...
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Alex Haley and “Roots”

Roots, the television miniseries, aired over eight nights, from Sunday, January 23, through Sunday, January 30, in 1977, forty-five years ago. It proved wildly successful, despite ABC executives’ fears about showing white men kidnapping, buying, selling, and whipping black men, and women. It made television history though. Some 30...
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Pride Publishing

Honoring Alex Haley and our roots

I feel that [my ancestors] do watch and guide, and I also feel that they join me in the hope that this story of our people can help alleviate the legacies of the fact that preponderantly the histories have been written by the winners – Alex Haley, from the conclusion of Roots.
Romesentinel.com

Don’t forget: Alex Haley wrote ‘Roots’ in Rome

There was an AP article in the Sentinel’s Aug. 19 edition about a museum in Hennings, Tennessee, that was featuring Alex Haley and his famous book, “Roots.”. I was sorry to see that there was no mention at all of his Rome, NY, connection. He lived in Rome while writing the book. He was a “Writer in Residence” at Hamilton College at the time. He also was a good friend of the Savoy restaurant’s then-manager, Pat Destito. In fact, according to what Pat told me years ago, some of the book was written in the restaurant.
ROME, NY

Annapolis Plans Inaugural Alex Haley Day

The City of Annapolis will commemorate journalist and author Alex Haley with an “Alex Haley Day” public ceremony at City Dock at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 14. The occasion is to honor Haley’s centennial birth date: Aug. 11. Haley is known as the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book...
ANNAPOLIS, MD

Wednesday Marks 100th Birthday For Late Author Alex Haley

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Wednesday marks the 100th birthday of the late author, Alex Haley. Haley died at the age of 70 on February 10, 1992, in Seattle but part of his work from his popular story about family history stemmed from Maryland. The Pulitzer-prize-winning author was best known for his historical work in the book “Roots: The Saga of an American Family” which was also turned into a miniseries. Haley traced and re-told the story of his ancestors’ journey from The Gambia, West Africa to America as slaves and their rise to freedom. “The story of ‘Roots’ is how an African citizen who...
ANNAPOLIS, MD
Tennessee Tribune

Book Inspired by Roots Author Alex Haley Provides Hope for America

Nashville, TN (TN Tribune)–A new, recently published book inspired by Pulitzer Prize-winning Roots author Alex Haley is promoting unity and hope at a critical time in America. Finding the Good: Two Men – One Old, One Young – Forever Changed by the Transforming Power of Forgiveness and Love (Thomas Nelson/HarperCollins)...
Kodiak Daily Mirror

Alex Haley returns to Kodiak from Bering Sea patrol

The Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley sailed into its homeport at Coast Guard Base Kodiak last week after a 52-day patrol in the Bering Sea, according to a news release. The 282-foot cutter served in a multi-purpose mission during the patrol, including providing search and rescue services for fisheries in the Bering Sea and maintaining a law enforcement presence.
KODIAK, AK
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Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returns to homeport in Kodiak after 52-day patrol

The Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returned to homeport in Kodiak Tuesday after a 52-day patrol in the Bering Sea, according to a Coast Guard press release. During the patrol, the Alex Haley assisted in search-and rescue missions and enforced maritime law along the Aleutian chain. The Alex Haley conducted 17 law enforcement boardings, and patrolled along the US Exclusive Economic Zone boundary to prevent illegal harvesting of US fish stocks.
thewestsidegazette.com

Library Observes Alex Haley Centennial Online

BROWARD COUNTY, FL – Join the African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on August 14th for a free, online celebration honoring the centennial birthday of acclaimed author Alex Haley, whose work is archived in the special collections of AARLCC. Born August 11,...
ClickOnDetroit.com

Sharing the legacy of American writer and author Alex Haley

DETROIT – It was a landmark mini-series that changed the way America views its own history. The Roots mini-series in 1977 was based on a book by American author and writer Alex Haley. While the show captivated the nation, there are still those who struggle to keep the name of...
DETROIT, MI