Haley, Alex

Author of so-called autobiographical “Roots” proven in court to be a hoax.Despite the fraud, still an object of reverence very much like the current President of the United States.

Alex Haley, author of “Roots”

January 26, 2013
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Alex Haley, author of “Roots”

One of the great frauds of modern American letters. In 1976-78, a genial black writer traces his African slave ancestry like a detective story, becomes a revered celebrity, makes untold millions of dollars off the proceeds. Except it isn't his ancestry, it's fiction...and much of that stolen as well from other sources.
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