Alex Haley
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"Alexander Murray Palmer "Alex" Haley" was an American writer known as the author of the 1976 book Roots: The Saga of an American Family. The book was adapted by ABC as a TV mini-series of the same name and aired in 1977 to a record-breaking 130 million viewers. It had great influence on awareness in the United States of African-American history and inspired a broad interest in genealogy and family history.

Haley's first book was 1965's The Autobiography of Malcolm X, a collaboration through numerous lengthy interviews with the subject, a major African-American leader.

He was working on a second family history novel at his death. Haley had requested that David Stevens (screenwriter)/David Stevens, a screenwriter, complete it; the book was published as Queen: The Story of an American Family/Alex Haley's Queen. It was adapted as a film of the same name released in 1993.

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