18/04/1977 Alex Haley author of "Roots" receives Pulitzer Prize
Roots author Alex Haley on the horror of slavery, 1977: CBC Archives | CBC
Digging Up the Roots of "Roots" (Alex Haley)
How Roots Captivated an Entire Nation
Roots: The Saga of an American Family is a novel written by Alex Haley. It tells the story of Kunta Kinte, an 18th-century African, captured as an adolescent, sold into slavery in Africa, transported to North America. Haley received a Pulitzer Prize for his book, and the TV series won several major awards.