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Black Lives, Black History: Alex Haley

Guide to research and resources for African American History.

Alex Haley

Alex Haley (1921-1992) was an American novelist of historical fiction and a journalist. His best known works include The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965) and Roots (1976). His work included a series of interviews with prominent African-American figures, published in The Playboy Magazine.


From the Literary Reference Center

The following includes a variety of articles and references from the Full Sail Library database: Literary Reference Center. You may be required to log into the databases in order to access the records.

Antell, K. (2006). Alex Haley. Magill's Survey of American Literature, Revised Edition, 1-4.

Grimes, M. K. (2010). Roots. Masterplots, Fourth Edition, 1-3.

Haley, Alex. (2005). Columbia Guide to Contemporary African American Fiction, 114-115.


1977 Special Citation Pulitzer Prize for Roots

In the Library


Malcolm X / directed by Spike Lee. Library call number:  DVD DRAMA MAL X

Roots (40th anniversary edition)/ based on the novel of the same name. Library call number: DVD TV ROO