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Re: Alex Haley's Roots: A Novel or History?

I had a rare opportunity to meet Alex Haley in Los Angeles and I have an autographed copy of the book Roots. My daughter was photographed with him and Alex Haley also autographed a copy of the family tree book that I did on my family the Pettiford.
He was familar with the Pettiford family name since he came from the same area of N.C as my ancestors. He was a very gentle man. I believe that critics of his work are just jealous and I agree that Thomas Sowell who is a critic of many things black is just not with the program. The greater issue is how he helped African Americans become interested in their African heritage when for some many years we were told we had not history other than slavery.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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