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
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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