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    Alex Haley

    Alexander Murray Palmer "Alex" Haley was an American writer and the author of the 1976 book Roots: The Saga of an American Family. Haley's first book was The Autobiography of Malcolm X, published in 1965, a collaboration through numerous lengthy interviews with the subject, a major African-American leader.
    Born: August 11, 1921, Ithaca, NY
    Died: February 10, 1992, Seattle, WA
    Spouse: Myra Lewis (m. 1977–1992), Juliette Collins (m. 1964–1972), Nannie Branch (m. 1941–1964)

    In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.
    Anytime you see a turtle up on top of a fence post, you know he had some help.
    Either you deal with what is the reality, or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you.
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