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What You Might Not Know About Alex Haley and Roots

Pulitzer Winner Accused of Plagiarism — Twice

Alex Haley, Author of Roots: “Alex Haley Heritage Square — Knoxville, TN” by SeeMidTN.com (aka Brent) is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

The Publication of Roots

Forty-five years ago, August 17, 1976, Roots: The Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley was published by Doubleday and shot straight into the hearts of the people. It was a good story, well-told, that spent more than 46 weeks on the…

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