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Account by Alex Haley of the successful search for his antecedents, imported to America in slavery from Gambia. Published in 1976, it won a Pulitzer Prize and when dramatized for television inspired a very large audience to an interest in black history and in genealogy.

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Alex Haley (1921—1992)