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ERIC Number: EJ147430
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Publication Date: 1976
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The Black Scholar Interviews: Alex Haley
Allen, Robert L.
Black Scholar, 8, 1, 33-40, Sep 76
A native of Henning, Tennessee, Alex Haley taught himself to write during a twenty year career in the U.S. Coast Guard. After retiring from that service, in 1959, he became a magazine writer and interviewer, and has spent 12 years researching and writing "Roots" (Doubleday, 1976), the epic drama of his family from the abduction of his ancestor from West Africa in 1767 through the twentieth century. (Author/JM)
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