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.
That would no doubt have been a memorable, influential experience, I'm sure.ReplyDelete
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
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.ReplyDelete
Le Stylo Rouge
It would have been lovely if you have had the opportunity to learn from him directly.ReplyDelete