Widely known for the book and miniseries 'Roots' and 'The Autobiography of Malcolm X,' Alex Haley was a writer whose works of historical fiction and reportage depicted generations of African-American lives. Born on August 11, , in Ithaca, New York, Alex Haley served in the.
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Born: August 11, Ithaca, New York Died: February 10, Seattle, Washington African American author. Alex Haley is the celebrated author of Roots.
Early Life. Alex Haley was born Alexander Murray Palmer Haley on August 11, , in Ithaca, New York. At the time of his birth, Haley's father.