Sharing the legacy of American writer and author Alex Haley
The Roots mini-series in 1977 was based on a book by American author and writer Alex Haley. While the show captivated the nation, there are still those who struggle to keep the name of the Pulitzer Prize winning author alive. The Roots mini-series by Haley was viral back then. “We have to keep the story alive because when a person dies a whole library burns down,” said attorney Gregory Reed of the Alex Haley 100 Year Anniversary Committee. Painters, sculptors, photographers, visual artists are invited to submit the way they see America’s story to help keep the way Haley saw the nation’s story alive.