#63233 Overall Influence

Alex Haley

American biographer, screenwriter, and novelist

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Alexander Murray Palmer Haley was an American writer and the author of the 1976 book Roots: The Saga of an American Family. ABC adapted the book as a television miniseries of the same name and aired it in 1977 to a record-breaking audience of 130 million viewers. In the United States, the book and miniseries raised the public awareness of black American history and inspired a broad interest in genealogy and family history.

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Alcorn State University

Comprehensive land-grant institution located northwest of Lorman, Mississippi in rural Claiborne County

Elizabeth City State University

Public college in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, United States

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Influence Rankings by Discipline

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#10252 World Rank
Communications
#10439 World Rank
Literature