A tribute to Alex Haley
On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. presents a tribute to the late Alexander Murray Palmer Haley, recorded in February 1988. Haley's quest to learn more about his family history resulted in the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Roots: The Saga of an America Family
Haley talks about researching the stories he heard from his grandmother, life in the U.S Coast Guard writing the autobiography of Malcolm X and the TV mini-series Roots.
Haley died Feb. 10, 1992, in Seattle. He was 70.