Monday, December 20, 2021

Alex Haley

I attended Hamilton College during the late-Seventies. A decade earlier famous author Alex Haley taught there. Haley was in the middle of writing the influential "Roots," which was later turned into a blockbuster TV series, and "The Autobiography of Malcolm X."

A student who took Haley's class reminisces about him in a new article in The New York Times. I regret missing the opportunity to learn from him.


  1. That would no doubt have been a memorable, influential experience, I'm sure.

    Roots was - and still remains - one of the best and most defining literary works of the 20th century (regardless, to my mind, of the plagiarism case it spurred).

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

  2. What a brilliant man- very cool you have ties to him through your university, even if you didn't get to take a class with him.

    Le Stylo Rouge

  3. It would have been lovely if you have had the opportunity to learn from him directly.